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For 2024 Board Exam
CBSE Competency Based Questions:
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Poster Writing | How to Design a Poster?

A poster is a very useful means of making an announcement, propagation or appeal, and issuing a notice advertising a product/ service or bringing about awareness about issues of public interest.
  • A poster is always visually very attractive and easily readable from a certain distance.

  • Visuals are part of a poster and help in enhancing the overall impact.

  • Students have the freedom to use any style, size and fonts to make it eye catching and appealing.


A poster incorporates the following

  • Theme/topic/event

  • Purpose and/or occasion

  • Date, time and place (in case of an event)

  • A message of appeal, awareness, caution, warning, invitation)

  • Catchy slogan, punch line and captions

  • Sketch or simple drawings

  • Letters of diffrent size and shape

  • Proportionate spacing

  • Name of the individual/organization issuing it.



POINTS TO REMEBER

  • Draw a box around the poster

  • Mention clearly in LARGE,BOLD font the topic or the purpose of the posters

  • Vary the font style and size for different texts within the posters

  • Support the text with simple illustrations/graphics.

  • Make it visually appealing.'

  • If the poster is about an event mention the date, time and venue.

  • If the poster is about a campaign mention its special features, advantages/disadvantages, dos and don'ts etc.

  • Use slogans or catchy lines to increase the appeal of the posters;

  • e.g.

  • ‘Save Energy Save Money’

  • ‘Driving faster can cause a disaster’,

  • ‘Energy misuse cannot be excused’

  • Life is precious, Be a life-saver, Give blood!’’

  • Keep to the word limit.

  • Mention the issuing authority or person at the bottom of the poster.



Some Sample Examples

Ex1. Design a poster in not more than 50 words for your school library on the value of books and good reading habits. You may use slogans.



Book-Our Best Friends Poster
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Ex2. Design a poster in not more than 50 words for your school CCA activities on World Health Day. You may use slogans.


World Health Day
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Ex3. Design a poster in not more than 50 words on Road Safety Week to be observed in your school. You may use slogans.


Road Safety Week , Poster
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Ex4. Design a poster in not more than 50 words on Voluntary Blood Donation Day to be observed in your school. You may use slogans.

Blood Donation Poster
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Exercise for Practice

1. Draft a poster in not more than 50 words depicting the Do’s and Don’ts of COVID19.

2. Water is precious and each one of us must stop its wastage. Prepare a poster in not more thatn 50 words creating the awareness to save water.

3. Prepare a poster in not more than 50 words bringing about awareness against the hazards of reckless use of plastic.

4. Draft a poster in not more than 50 words depicting the ill effects of mobile games on young children.





Credit:

DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION Govt. of NCT, Delhi

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