Tips for a successful yearbook
Tips for a successful yearbook, Looking for top tips for a successful yearbook? At Yearbooks Direct we know that starting your yearbook can seem like a daunting task and will students like it? Will they be happy with the content that you have decided to incorporate into it? You will have many questions that you will not only ask yourself, but be asked to.
A successful yearbook is one that is full of memories and moments that students will cherish for years to come. It should be a reflection of the school’s culture, values and personality.
Get students involved
The best way to ensure a successful yearbook is to engage students from the start. You can do this by asking them for their input on what they want included in the book. This way they will feel invested in it and want to buy copies of it after it has been published.
Pick a template
There are many templates available within the Yearbooks Direct software so you will be spoilt for choice and making it easier for you to create your yearbook. You don’t even have to be a designer to use these templates.
Try different layouts
Keep in mind that there are many different layouts available and not only can you choose your template but you can edit the layouts and try them all out until you find one that suits your needs best.
Colour Palette selection
It is important to choose a colour palette before starting on the design of your yearbook. This way, it will be easier for you to create a cohesive look throughout the entire book.
Set clear tasks
Setting clear goals and tasks for the yearbooks team is a great way to delegate and ensure that no section of the yearbook is forgotten. Team students, parents and teachers up to create pages for events like prom as well as sports days etc. This will give you the opportunity to have multiple pictures and interviews to choose from. Making the process much smoother!
Include a “Year in Review” page
A “Year in Review” page is a perfect way to end the yearbook. It can highlight the best parts of the year and give a brief summary of what happened.
The best way to start off this page is by writing down students favourite memories from the year. You can also include pictures or write about their favourite moments, people, and trips from this past year.
Ask great interview questions
When interviewing your yearbook’s subjects, you will be able to get the best photos and content for your yearbook.
- What’s your favourite memory of this school year?
- What is your most embarrassing thing that has happened to you in school this year?
- Favourite lunch this year (packed or purchased)?
- Pick one teacher you would take on a fun day out with your friends?
- What would you like to accomplish by the end of this school year?
We hope that these tips have helped with your yearbook! Happy Creating!