April 12, 2024 / News & Notes

Learn From the Best with the Walsworth 2023 President’s Collection Video Series!

Written by Danielle Finch

Let’s continue our journey of creative inspiration by diving into the final videos of our 2023 President’s Collection Video Series, which showcases the national award-winning yearbooks that choose to print with Walsworth Yearbooks. These videos let you witness award-winning secrets firsthand and come equipped with companion classroom resources. Elevate your staff’s skills by dissecting what sets these yearbooks apart. Let’s take a look at the last four books in this series: 

Leander High School, Leander, Texas 

The Leander High School yearbook demonstrates exceptional design through the creative use of visual elements and storytelling techniques. The “It Starts Here” theme is incorporated cohesively throughout with the bracket graphic and repeated backgrounds. Photos dynamically guide the eye and help capture unique moments of the school year. The bold red palette personalizes the book for its audience. Overall, varied yet consistent application of graphics and imaginative storytelling makes this book stand out.


Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas 

This yearbook from Legacy High School showcases exceptional design that elevates it to Crown-level recognition. With a theme of “Red Letter Days,” the book utilizes the school’s signature red boldly yet subtly. Creative typography treatments on the cover and throughout help bring the theme to life. Spreads employ fresh, modular layouts that maximize content in engaging ways. Through meticulous attention to visual detail and cohesive use of brand colors and graphics, this book tells the school’s story in a memorable, award-worthy book.


Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas 

This yearbook demonstrates truly exceptional design that elevates its theme throughout. With a clean, modern aesthetic relying heavily on typography, the book achieves visual interest through the creative use of color palettes and negative space. Subtle elements like ampersands and catchphrases are woven consistently into each spread. Stellar photography presents beautifully in asymmetrical, artistic layouts and despite minimal graphics, thoughtful color placement and contrast draw the eye. The opening gatefold title page is a highlight, bringing the theme to life. This yearbook shows how thoughtful consistency and understated creativity can come together to produce a uniquely cohesive student publication.


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

This unique college yearbook features a clean, minimalist design with an airy and light color palette. It utilizes subtle gradients, varied photo scales and creative typography treatments to curate an aesthetic that matches the scenic campus environment. Rather than distinct themes, it focuses on setting a consistent mood through each spread. The layouts are sophisticated yet visually engaging, maintaining consistency while innovating elements between pages. This award-winning book stands out for its artistic style and mood-setting qualities that truly capture the essence of the university in a beautiful format.

Watch these videos from the 2023 President’s Collection with your yearbook staff to uncover the methods these books utilized to create award-winning theme packages and outstanding spread designs. Congratulations and well done to these honorary yearbooks! 

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Danielle Finch

Danielle Finch is a former journalism adviser at Smithville High School and now works as a Digital Marketing Specialist for Walsworth. Danielle's passions lie in writing, managing web content and representing the needs of advisers.