Prepare to be inspired – fall Idea File magazine now out

In honor of our 30th anniversary, we’ve redesigned Idea File. Come check out all the interesting reads, useful information and inspiration examples.

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October 25, 2017 / New Advisers / Theme

Now that we’re into fall, just about all yearbook staffs probably settled on their theme weeks ago and are well into production on their 2018 books. Sure, the theme looks great on the cover and division pages, but are you carrying it out through the book? In the next event of Walsworth’s year-long webinar series,…

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The Big Book of Yearbook Theme Ideas eBook
August 24, 2017 / Theme

It’s the time of year when yearbook staffs are coming together to prepare for the year ahead. They’re planning their coverage and determining the best ways to tell the story of the school year. Right now, many staffs are in need of the foundation that ties their coverage together: the theme. Walsworth Yearbooks is here…

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June 29, 2017 / Theme

The Walsworth Yearbooks Theme Gallery, located within our Design Showcase here at, has now been updated with images from 18 new 2017 yearbooks. Many yearbook staffs will be meeting at summer workshops over the next couple months, and over the first several weeks of the upcoming school year, to brainstorm theme ideas for next…

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May 25, 2017 / Coverage / Staff Fun / Theme

For their 2017 yearbook, the staff at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth, Texas, chose the unifying, inclusive theme of “Shine Brighter Together.” That’s why when students received their books earlier this months and began flipping through the People section, they found a portrait of service dog Soldier Campbell mixed in with the freshmen,…

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March 29, 2017 / Copywriting / Spring 2017 / Theme

If we could momentarily suspend reality to see a goal, we would have a handle on brainstorming. But in a world consumed with promposals and calculus tests, closing our minds and tuning out the usual barrage of text messages that steal our focus might pose a challenge. So how does one suspend reality? It’s a…

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October 18, 2016 / Theme

To bring a cohesive look to your yearbook, your theme should be on the cover, endsheets, and the title, opening, closing and division pages. Begin moving your theme beyond the cover with this activity from the “Finding Your Theme” unit of the Yearbook Suite, by Crystal Kazmierski, adviser at Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, California.…

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August 29, 2016 / Cover Spotlight / Marketing / Theme

Coloring books for adults remain popular, and one way for students to have fun now and remember the trend later is to create a yearbook cover they can color. The yearbook staff at Blackhawk Christian School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, jumped on that craze early with their 2015 yearbook, with the idea evolving from their…

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June 28, 2016 / Theme

For yearbook staffs currently attending summer workshops and brainstorming theme ideas for next year’s book, hopefully your job just got a tiny bit easier. We’ve updated the Theme Gallery here at with 20 brand new 2016 yearbooks – a closer look at how those staffs developed their outstanding themes. These 2016 yearbooks have now…

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September 29, 2015 / Theme

Nothing will kill a theme faster than boring copy filled with platitudes about what the year could have or should have been. Theme copy is not the place for lofty statements that sound deep but fail to capture the everyday thoughts and feelings of students at your school. The goal of theme copy should be…

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