Balfour's YBKC Virtual Workshop is structured to get your publication off to a fast start. We discuss every aspect of publication creation and provide your staff with time to put your plan into action. Our highly-trained speakers and staff are there every step of the way to brainstorm, facilitate, and encourage you on your journey to conceiving, collaborating, and integrating your ideas into a well-designed framework for a publication that will be remembered and treasured for a lifetime.




September 16: 9:00 CST to 4:00 CST with multiple breaks for school work time. 

September 17-18: Each school will schedule a one-hour cover art session and a one-on-one rep session at the convenience of each adviser/staff

September 23: Each school will schedule a one-on-one coaching session at the convenience of each adviser/staff

Sign-up links will be sent out to advisers that have registered by Sept 4. That link will allow schools to reserve time with artists and coaches, so register early!


Early Registration (through September 4)

$1,500 per school

Unlimited number of student registrations

Registration After September 4

$1,500 per school

Unlimited number of student registrations

Not guaranteed a T-Shirt or a BOOMBOX

Tuition includes registration fee for unlimited number of students, a workshop kit (BOOMBOX) chalk full of goodies, prizes, a full day of sessions from industry professionals, a cover art session, a coaching session with a trainer and a one-on-one session with your rep to discuss deadlines, budgets, and anything else you may have questions about!



Katie Moreno (CJE) is a natural teacher, an accredited journalism professional, and now a freelance graphic communications expert. After spending five years building an award-winning high school journalism program, she became a creative consultant in the Greater Houston area. She runs TheOrganizedAdviser.com, a resource-sharing website for scholastic journalism advisers, and consults with her peers in the industry to grow the knowledge and access to that knowledge for others. Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in Digital Media from the College of Technology at the University of Houston.  In her free time, she enjoys drinking too much iced coffee, hosting hand lettering workshops, photographing the entire world around her, and adventuring with her husband and high school sweetheart, Daniel.

Jen Bladen (MJE)  has been a yearbook professional since 1998: first as a high school adviser, then as a sales rep for Balfour (then Taylor Publishing Company) and most recently teaching 7th – 12th graders at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, Calif. She advised a 60+ student-staff which was honored as a Pacemaker Finalist in 2010 and 2014, and won a Silver Crown in 2012. She has her M.Ed. in journalism education at the University of Missouri, and is a Certified Journalism Educator. 


Jason Berryman, art department chair at Topeka West High School Topeka, Kansas.  Jason graduated from Washburn University, Bachelor's of Fine Arts with an art education certificate.  Has worked at Topeka West for 23 years mainly teaching film and digital photography.  In his 23 years multiple students have won local, state, and national art awards.  Just last year, two of Mr. Berryman's advanced photography students received a Silver Medal Award and a Gold Medal Award at the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Another student won the Kansas Congressional Art Awards and their work will hang in the national capital for a year.

Juan Valdez is coming back as our graphic artist! Juan graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas in the summer of 2005. Following graduation, he started working for Balfour Publishing as a cover artist. He has more than 10 years experience working with schools at the Dallas plant. When working with schools, he enjoys bringing their yearbook cover ideas to life.

After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Stephen Williams spent seven years as an art director/creative director in Dallas, Texas. There, he worked on ad campaigns for clients such as Chili’s Bar & Grill, On The Border, Macaroni Grill, FedEx, Compaq, Justin Boots, Pro-Cuts and Dairy Queen. Stephen didn’t know one could make a living designing yearbook covers until he tried in 2003. Since then, he’s traveled America helping yearbook staffers make the coolest covers they can conceive. 




To see a list of classes and a camp schedule,

please visit the Classes and Schedules link here. 



In order to get access to the workshop virtual link and any resources from the workshop including recordings from all sessions, each student must register. All students and advisers that register by September 4 will receive a BOOMBOX and T-Shirt at their home address. 


Click here to register.

(Each student and adviser needs to register)


There are THREE ways for schools to pay your workshop tuition:


1. Pay via Credit Card. With all the apps out there now, we have several ways for you to be able to pay via credit card. Please drop me an email at whitney.baker@balfour-rep.com and we can discuss which app is easiest for you to use and we can send a payment request. 

Schools can also make credit card payments for camp by requesting a PayPal invoice. Please talk with your rep about getting a PayPal invoice created specifically for your school. 

2. Pay via Check or Cash. Upon filling out the registration form, you can submit payment via check, cash or money order to the payment must be made on or before the start of the workshop on September 16. Upon registration of the adviser, an invoice will be sent to the adviser so he/she can submit it for payment. 




Balfour Yearbooks

Attn: Whitney Baker

8725 W. 109th St. 

Auburn, KS 66402

2. Scholarships: If camp scholarships were included in your Balfour agreement, the dollar amount of those scholarships can be applied to school registration. Simply mark this on the registration form. 

Questions about payments or payment options, please contact:

Whitney Baker



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