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Embarking on the journey of creating a new yearbook is an exciting endeavor. However, to ensure the success of the current year’s yearbook, it’s essential first to revisit the previous one. Here’s a section-by-section breakdown of why reviewing your last yearbook is imperative and the questions you should be asking:

Yearbook Cover

Reflection: The cover is the first thing people see. It sets the tone for the entire yearbook.

Questions to Ponder:

  • Did the cover design meet expectations?
  • Was the back cover successful in highlighting a key value of your school?

Yearbook Design

Reflection: The design encapsulates the essence of the year and should resonate with the readers.

Questions to Ponder:

  • Were you satisfied with the book’s design?
  • Did it aptly capture your intended theme?
  • Did the majority appreciate the design? If not, what aspects didn’t they like, and why?

Yearbook Content

Reflection: Content forms the crux of the yearbook, showcasing the highlights and memories of the year.

Questions to Ponder:

  • Were all important events covered? If not, which ones were missed?
  • Did the yearbook represent sports teams or individual athletes adequately? Were there any complaints or omissions?
  • Were sections like Academic Milestones, Tribute to Graduating Seniors, Behind the Scenes, Club Chronicles, and Personal Pages up to the mark?
  • What changes are you contemplating in the way you cover various sections?

Yearbook Portraits

Reflection: Portraits are the personal touch, ensuring every student is recognized and remembered.

Questions to Ponder:

  • How many pages were designated for portraits in the previous yearbook?
  • Were there significant enrollment changes that might impact the portrait section?
  • Were there issues with portrait quality leading to student complaints? Were any retakes needed?
  • Were any students inadvertently left out? How can this oversight be prevented in the future?

Yearbook Photos

Reflection: Photos breathe life into the yearbook, capturing candid moments and key events.

Questions to Ponder:

  • Was the photo quality up to par? If not, what measures can be taken this year to enhance it?
  • Did you optimally utilize community albums to allow a diverse collection of photographs?
  • Were efforts made to ensure a balanced representation of all students in the photos?


Reflection: The general reception of the yearbook gives insight into its overall success.

Questions to Ponder:

  • Was the yearbook well-received by you, the students, and the parents?

Addressing each section with these poignant questions gives you a holistic view of what worked and what can be improved. This review enhances the current yearbook’s quality and streamlines the creation process, ensuring that every year’s edition is a cherished keepsake for all.


A yearbook is more than just a collection of photographs and articles; it’s a tangible piece of memory, a testament to a year filled with challenges, growth, and accomplishments. As you embark on the journey of creating a new one, taking a reflective pause to review the previous year’s book can make all the difference. Not only does it refine the creation process, but it also ensures that every year’s yearbook is better than the last, perfectly capturing the essence of the school year.

If you’re uncertain how to create your yearbook, dive into our article, “A Step-By-Step Guide to Crafting a Memorable Yearbook.

Dive into “What To Include In A Yearbook: A Comprehensive Guide” for insights.