Yearbooks are the final touch to the school year that gives students, faculty and parents alike a way to reminisce on all that happened. For years to come, these valuable books will be pulled from shelves and out of boxes to look back over the memories of elementary, middle and/or high school. To make them extra meaningful, having contributions from the student body and their families is important.
The following are six ways to get others involved in the creation of your yearbook.
1. Take a poll.
Start the year by asking the entire student body what they want to see. If photos of extracurricular activities are more important than texts, it may be necessary to hire an extra photojournalist to help take pictures at events such as concerts and sports.
2. Give options to vote on.
Get the student body involved in voting on covers, special pages and other ideas. This will make them more likely to feel like they have been a part of the creation process.
3. Write home to families for contributions.
For pages, such as baby pictures of those graduating, write home to parents and ask for their help. They will more than likely be happy to surprise their graduate with this special touch.
4. Nominate featured students for the book.
Have special elections and give the student body an opportunity to nominate their fellow students for specific categories such as “most likely to succeed” or “most athletic.” This will create a fun way for students to admire their peers and boost their spirits by honoring them in this unique way.
5. Post copies of the cover to create sales momentum.
Once the cover has been voted or decided on, post copies of the cover and some of the pages that they chose to have included. This will create excitement ahead of time.
6. Allow students to submit photos.
Although you may designate photojournalists to attend special events and capture images of other students in their extracurricular activities, they may not always be able to capture everything. Give the option for other students to contribute photos that may not otherwise have been seen by the yearbook staff.
Students love being a part of the creation process. For more information, contact a company, such as Memory Book Company for help using the materials provided by students to design a yearbook that will include all of the student contributions.
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