Balfour Honors Student Design with 30th Edition of Yearbook Yearbook

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Yearbook staffs featured for excellence in yearbook design, writing and photography

Balfour’s Yearbook Yearbook has remained the gold standard for publications of this type since its inception.

Balfour, a leading publisher of student yearbooks, today released the 30th anniversary edition of the Yearbook Yearbook, a showcase of outstanding achievement in yearbook design, writing and photography. Featuring exceptional student work from their schools’ 2015 publications, the 368-page volume includes more than 800 examples of exceptional yearbook covers, theme development, design and photography.

The Yearbook Yearbook features yearbooks from across the country and overseas. The included work was selected by a panel of judges including scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers. Work from fewer than 200 of more than 2,000 yearbooks submitted for consideration is included in the 2016 Yearbook Yearbook.

In 1987, Taylor Publishing - now Balfour Yearbooks - pioneered the concept of a compendium of the best yearbook theme, design and photography of the year. The 30th edition remains true to the first edition’s objective: “to recognize outstanding achievement in all areas of yearbook work; to highlight, in one volume, the best examples of the year’s yearbook design and writing.”

“Balfour’s Yearbook Yearbook has remained the gold standard for publications of this type since its inception. We’re delighted to honor these talented staffs’ work. The publication has been copied, but never duplicated,” said Mike Cobb, Director of Marketing for Balfour. “While the function and tradition of yearbooks remain much as they have for the past 30 years, the quality of the design and content has not. The publications featured in this year’s edition of the Yearbook Yearbook aren’t your parents’ yearbooks – each is an example of remarkable design and photography. The featured work serves as a source of inspiration for yearbook staffs around the world.”

Long recognized as a leader in educational and design resources for yearbook staffs, Balfour remains committed to the recognition of yearbook staffs’ work in producing one-of-a-kind publications that are meaningful to their respective schools, students and communities.

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About Balfour Yearbooks

Balfour Yearbooks is a brand of American Achievement Corporation. American Achievement provides products that forever mark the special moments of people’s lives. As the parent company of brands such as ArtCarved®, Balfour®, Keepsake® and Taylor Publishing®, American Achievement’s legacy is based upon the delivery of exceptional, innovative products including class rings, yearbooks, graduation products, achievement publications and affinity jewelry through in-school and retail distribution. American Achievement’s products are available through a variety of channels, including direct sales to students in high schools and colleges, national jewelry retailers, independent jewelry stores and mass merchandisers. For more information, visit

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