“C is for Captions” – 3 Steps to Writing Clear, Captivating, and Complete Captions

atozpostcards_cfrontYes, you CAN . . . write compelling captions: complete, captivating, and clearly informative:

  • First sentence describes the action of the photo using the present tense. Name all visible students and what they are DOING
  • Second sentence is a quotation from a person in the photo or another key person (teacher, coach, co-captain, etc.)
  • Third sentence gives the results of the action and includes details that are meaningful, like the final score or the total attendance at a dance.
  • Example: Jennifer Garner (10) and Ben Affleck (11) lather up another car at the Key Club car wash. “The week before the car wash, we had huge rainstorms and so the cars came in extra muddy,” said Key Club president, Jennifer Aniston (11). At the end of the two days, the club made over $300 which they donated to the Alameda Special Olympics.

*This entry is part of “The Yearbook Ladies’ A to Zs of Yearbook” project. If you’d like to download the “C” card, go to the “Adviser Resources” section of www.theyearbookladies.com

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