Organizing Your School Yearbook Project

Knowing all of the project steps in advance helps you stay organized and on top of deadlines.

Recruit a Yearbook Staff

Recruit a School Yearbook Staff and Assign Roles

Whether you’re working with students or a group of parent volunteers, you’ll want them to be enthusiastic and motivated. Here are some ideas for recruiting a yearbook staff:

 

  • Advertise for your positions and require that students complete an application.
  • Interview each applicant. Involve your editor if you have one.
  • Provide the applicant or volunteer with as much information as possible about what is expected of each staffer.

 

 

 

Determine Your Yearbook Budget

Determine Your Yearbook Budget and Sales Plan

  • Calculate your school yearbook expenses (cost to print the book, supplies and more).
  • Determine how much revenue you need from sales.
  • Decide the price per yearbook and whether you’ll use fundraising to offset the cost. View fundraising ideas
  • Establish a school yearbook sales plan.
 
Define a Yearbook Theme

Define a Yearbook Theme and Complete the Ladder Diagram

 

 

Take Yearbook Photos and Write Content for the Yearbook

Take Yearbook Photos and Write Content for the Yearbook

  • Assign photographers to events and ask them to take notes on what they’re photographing.
  • Assign editors to write stories, headlines and photo captions for each section of the yearbook.
 

 

Design Yearbook Pages

Design Yearbook Pages

  • Select templates for each section.
  • Alter existing templates to fit your needs.
  • Add photos, text and creative elements to the page.
 

 

Review and Submit Yearbook Pages

Review and Submit Yearbook Pages

  • Review pages for typos before they’re submitted.
  • Make sure people’s names are correct throughout the yearbook.
  • Submit the yearbook pages by your deadline.
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