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August 9, 2021 / News / Theme

26 days. 26 yearbooks. 26 amazing themes. For the next month, Walsworth Yearbooks will be unveiling its 2021 Theme Gallery one yearbook at a time – with a new book posting in the gallery each weekday. Each year, Walsworth honors a selection of the best theme work done by yearbook staffs from across the country…

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November 23, 2020 / Design / News / Theme

Carolina Arredondo, Romario Gonzalez and Lia Rodriguez from Walsworth Yearbooks school El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas, were named the winners in the Yearbook Theme Package category of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Design of the Year Contest when NSPA announced the results this past weekend at the virtual Fall National High…

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November 19, 2019 / Ask Mike / Fall 2019 / Theme

You have a theme. You have even created or are working on a cover. You might have worked on theme-related pages that are traditionally found in every yearbook, such as the endsheets, title page, opening, closing and division spreads. Now it’s time to do the storytelling, right? But wait. What about the theme? What about…

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October 10, 2019 / National Yearbook Week / Theme

“So, what’s our theme going to be for this year?” It’s one of the first questions a yearbook staff tackles, but even once you’ve decided your theme, the question still plays out all year long as you decide how to implement the theme. You’ve likely already decided on your theme and are busy implementing it…

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May 23, 2019 / Ask Mike / Podcasts / Theme

Mike Taylor, CJE, believes yearbook theme copy should be so strong that the school principal can read from it at graduation. Writing strong copy for the whole school year is no easy feat considering themes are typically developed in October. Some schools are even working on their 2020 themes now – in the spring of…

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September 28, 2018 / Coverage / Fall 2018 / Theme

How a new adviser, new editors and new outlook made for one of Azle High School’s best yearbooks ever When The Hornet yearbook staff at Azle High School in Azle, Texas, gathered for their very first meeting just one week before the 2017-2018 school year kicked off, there was a lot of uncertainty about how…

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July 18, 2018 / Theme

As yearbook staffs begin work on their 2019 books this summer, one of the first challenges they will take on is developing a theme. At summer workshops and at back-to-school training sessions, staffs will be brainstorming for that perfect theme to kick-start the creative process for their 2019 book. Walsworth’s online Theme Galleries have been…

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