Laundry List of Yearbook Superlatives

As you’re brainstorming ideas for pages, we've gathered up a list of fun yearbook superlatives to help spark some ideas of what you could include in your school yearbook this year. Filter them as appropriate for your school. And as always, share your additional ideas with us and everyone else! Especially creative ways you can photograph the superlative winners! Yearbook Superlatives

  • Best Car/Wheels
  • Best Celebrity Look-Alike
  • Best Couple
  • Best Dancer
  • Best Dressed
  • Best Entertainer
  • Best Eyes
  • Best Friends
  • Best Hair
  • Best Laugh
  • Best Legs
  • Best Movie-Quoter
  • Best Nickname
  • Best Personality
  • Best Sense of Humor
  • Best Shoulder To Cry On
  • Best Smile
  • Best Sneeze
  • Best Sportsmanship
  • Biggest Class Clown
  • Biggest Dreamer
  • Biggest Drama King/Queen
  • Biggest Early Bird
  • Biggest Flirt
  • Biggest Gossip
  • Biggest Life Of The Party
  • Biggest Night Owl
  • Biggest Over-Achiever
  • Biggest Prankster
  • Biggest Teacher's Pet
  • Biggest Techie
  • Loudest/Quietest
  • Most Affectionate
  • Most Artistic
  • Most Athletic
  • Most Attractive
  • Most Caring
  • Most Changed
  • Most Clumsy
  • Most Creative
  • Most Daring
  • Most Dependable
  • Most Economical
  • Most Extroverted
  • Most Forgetful
  • Most Friendly
  • Most Funny
  • Most Inspirational
  • Most Intelligent
  • Most Introverted
  • Most Involved
  • Most Liked By Parents
  • Most Likely To Be Caught Sleeping In Class
  • Most Likely To Be Caught Texting
  • Most Likely To Become An Actor
  • Most Likely To Become A Politician
  • Most Likely To Become A Pro Athlete
  • Most Likely To Become A Pro Musician
  • Most Likely To Become A Reality TV Star
  • Most Likely To Become A Teacher
  • Most Likely To Become Famous
  • Most Likely To Become President
  • Most Likely To Be ID'd When They're 30
  • Most Likely To Be Late To Own Wedding
  • Most Likely To Break A World Record
  • Most Likely To Cheer You Up
  • Most Likely To Crash On Your Couch
  • Most Likely To Cure A Disease
  • Most Likely To Get Married First
  • Most Likely To Get Out Of Here
  • Most Likely To Have 10 Kids
  • Most Likely To Invent Something
  • Most Likely To Make Millions
  • Most Likely To Move Out Of The Country
  • Most Likely To Never Be Single
  • Most Likely To Never Look Old
  • Most Likely To Not Change At All
  • Most Likely To Put Foot In Mouth
  • Most Likely To Shock Everyone At Reunion
  • Most Likely To Star On Broadway
  • Most Likely To Stay in Hometown
  • Most Likely To Succeed
  • Most Likely To Win A Grammy
  • Most Likely To Win American Idol
  • Most Likely To Win A Nobel Prize
  • Most Likely To Win An Olympic Medal
  • Most Likely To Win The Lottery
  • Most Musical
  • Most Opinionated
  • Most Organized
  • Most Original
  • Most Outgoing
  • Most Outspoken
  • Most Photogenic
  • Most Retro
  • Most Spirit
  • Most Talented
  • Most Talkative
  • Most Tardies
  • Most Trustworthy
  • Most Unforgettable
  • Most Unique
  • Mr./Miss. Congeniality
  • Safest Driver/Worst Driver
  • Worst Case Of Senoritis

Selling More Yearbooks 101

If you're one of the many school that use yearbook sales as a way to raise money for your student body, you know how important it is to SELL MORE BOOKS. The only way to sell more books than you did last year is to advertise and market this year's book! Depending on your publishing company, you have around two or three months at the beginning of each school year to sell books...make them count! Create a sales and marketing plan with a new event each week that is out of the ordinary...something that will make people WANT a yearbook! Some of our favorite marketing tactics:

Creating a PRESENCE as the yearbook staff makes people curious about the yearbook. Design matching t-shirts to be worn on a certain day each week or when "on assignment" for the entire yearbook staff.

Set up a sales table at every school function parents will be at. Parents are the ones writing the check...you should market to them and make sure they know the books are for sale!

Set up a Yearbook Facebook page so people can ask questions and get their answers. Use this as a place to run contests (who WOULDN'T try to win a free yearbook?) and show sneak peeks of what's going to be in the yearbook!

Offer a payment plan! Many families use "no money for that right now" as a reason for not purchasing a yearbook. What if it could be broken into half down and two payments before delivery?

Create a form to be printed on brightly colored paper that announces to a student, "you're in the yearbook on page ____ !" to hang on locker doors. When a student knows they're in the yearbook, they're much more likely to want one!

Posters in the hallways and cafeteria only go so far. What about hanging posters in the bathroom stalls? Why not put a sign by the clock in each classroom? (yes, students look at the clock...a LOT!) Make sure you switch out all posters with different designs and/or colors. Once signage has been seen in the same spot for a long time, it just becomes part of the landscape...surprise their eyes! Keep it fresh and keep it clever!

Everyone has to walk into school...why not do some advertising on the sidewalk? Use sidewalk chalk to reiterate dates, prices and where kids can order their books!

When you know the parking lot is going to be PACKED (the big game, a concert, orientation night) place flyers on windshields.

Create a yearbook "commercial". Every school has a creative group of kids that would enjoy a creative project that will be seen school-wide. If your school doesn't have a "news channel" or website to play the commercial on, post it to a video hosting site (i.e. youtube) and send out the link so everyone knows where it is!

QR codes are an easy way to play to the "media" side of marketing. You can create a QR code for anything you have on the internet. Add QR codes to posters and flyers to get people to your yearbook facebook page, ordering page, or even the school web page that contains information about yearbook ordering.

Keeping people on their toes when advertising your yearbook is going to keep them interested and enthusiastic about their purchase. Now, get out there and start selling some yearbooks!

Happy Yearbooking!

The Idea Garden Team

End Of The Year Inspiration

As we've said before, our team here at Idea Garden finds inspiration in MANY places. We thought we'd pull together some of our most recent design inspiration to help keep you inspired through the end of 2010 and into 2011! First, we, of course, feel inspired by examples of design in print or on the internet and great examples of typography at it's finest!

As you can see, our team has a broad range of styles: modern, clean, funky, vintage. Notice, though, we all LOVE COLOR!

We love the focus on arts and crafts in design lately! Here are a few things that caught our 'designer' eyes!

How often have you looked at a child's art project and thought "oh, cute!" Take it one step further...how does it inspire you? Is it their fearless use of unexpected color combinations (which, obviously, we love)? The way they take pride in coloring outside the lines? Figure it out...let it inspire you!

What about walking through the grocery store? Ever feel inspired? Start looking around! You'd be surprised what you might find!

Great design is integral in packaging! When someone is walking through a market, there's only a split second to catch their attention before they move on to the next product on the shelf...these packaging designers know how to make the best use of color (looks like we like it bright...again) and font trends to catch the consumers' attention! They sure caught ours!

What do you surround yourself with? Do you fill your house with colors and textures that inspire you? Our design team is pretty sure that if we could live in rooms filled with things like these...we'd be WAY more creative! ;)

What a surprise! Lots of bright colors...AGAIN! There might be a trend developing here...

As the new year begins, make it a point to find inspiration in the every day. Find a great color combo someplace you'd never expect...find inspiration for a layout in the pattern on the floor...love the font your favorite cafe' uses on their menu? Make a note! Find something like it for your next project! Let that inner creative artsy type come out to play...every day!

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and most importantly, Happy Designing!

The Idea Garden Team