A good awards page can be a real talking point which is why we’ve been developing an awesome new awards designer for you to use this year. Most of you have set up your awards categories by now and have voting well under way but if you’re just getting started, dont panic! Check out our guide to yearbook awards and crack on! For those of you who have results in hand, you can now start to design your pages- horray! First things first, make sure you’ve set up an awards section in the book! To do this, just click into the sections tab and on add awards section. You’ll then get a screen like this to work with 🙂
When you create a new awards section, the page will default to use 12 awards per single page. You’ll notice there is a mixture of pie charts, bar charts, text and photo awards to help you get started but you can change these options should you want to. At the top of the page, you’ll find your award categories and a few design tools to allow you to change your page background and add text and titles.
You can also play around with the layout of the awards by merging the 1×1 spaces on the grid. You’ll notice in between each allocated awards space a little connecting bar and it you click this, the two squares become one larger rectangle which will fit a bar chart/pie chart showing your voting results and the winners photo 🙂 If you want to change a certain space on the grid to show a different typoe of awards, simply click on the space and choose either pic, text, bar chart or pie chart using the drop down menu! You can also use this options box to delete spaces entirely to make room for titles or other text 🙂
Once you’ve decided on your preferred layout, you can start to add in your awards! Clicking on each award categories at the top of the page will drop them into a random position on the grid or you can drag and drop them 🙂 With photo awards, you can choose which image to use by clicking on the award space and then on the pic drop-down. You can use a members profile photo, find a photo from elsewhere in the book or if you’ve been clever enough to add in an awards label, you could filter by label too!
The Awards Designer will provide an idea of how each award will be displayed, but you will need to click Save at the bottom, and then view the page in the Yearbook preview tab to see how it will look when printed.If you have lots of awards (e.g. many more than 24!) or you would like to display them in text form rather than image form, then you can delete the boxes and simply add text boxes as displayed on the right hand page in the example below. Alternatively you can take complete creative control by using our collage tool to put together more text/photo based awards and most likely to pages 🙂
We will be adding more features to it over the coming weeks, so do tell us your feedback 🙂