Tips for Making Student Council Campaign Posters
Once you've narrowed it down to one or two
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll share some tips on making student council campaign posters.Start off by thinking up your campaign slogan. You may want to employ some friends or put together a campaign committee to think up something clever. You don't want it to just say "vote for me." That won't catch the eye when people are walking down the hall and looking at your posters. So think of a theme for your campaign.Let's say your theme is 'candy.' You can use all sorts of plays on words like, "No Snickering" or whatever you can think of to put on your posters to help draw attention to your campaign.Or make it specific to the position you're running for. If you're running for treasurer, you may use something like "Show Me the Money" or another play on words to dealing with money to emphasize the position that you're running for. Or you might want to try a more serious approach when it comes to your slogan or your campaign strategy. If you're running for treasurer, you might want to try something like, "Put Your Money in the Right Pocket," or, "Choose Accountability."Once you've narrowed it down to one or two campaign slogans, it's time to make the posters. You want to choose big, bright and beautiful. Think about strong poster board, things that will hang up and be sturdy in the school halls.Think about bright colors such as neon, or using brightly colored pens and pencils or neon pens. Think about something that's eye-catching. And you might want to include some characters that pop. It could be something like a cartoon character, something with a catchy theme, or it could be your face.Hang your posters in the right places. Go to places where there's a lot of student traffic. Perhaps that's over the water fountain or in the cafeteria or gymnasium. And get creative when it comes to location.Depending on your school rules, you may be able to have a smaller poster, an 8 ½" by 11" sheet that you can put in school mailboxes, up on bulletin boards, or slip inside the school newsletter. Or you may be able to go online and submit that digital poster via e-mail or put it up on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.