Great Yearbooks Start with a Plan

Guidelines, styles, deadlines and brainstorming to capture the memories.


The power of collaboration

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.

— Amy Poehler, Comedian and writer


Fail to plan, plan to fail

Calendars, to-do lists, sticky notes, reminders on your phone — whatever the tool, whatever the challenge, planning is the most critical step to creating a memorable (and complete) yearbook.

Yearbook Pro Tips

Jostens Yearbook Workshops

From theme creation to design principles, a Jostens Yearbook workshop goes well beyond the basics. Our hands-on immersive experiences will teach your yearbook staff how to create and sell something truly amazing.

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Tell us how you plan

Do you have a specific way you set up your yearbook program? Do something unique with the ladder? Each school has their own style to planning the yearbook and we want to hear from you.

Share with us how you plan your yearbook, from staff guidelines to project management. We’d love to share your words of wisdom with other advisers.