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Creative Communication with 4-H Posters. Ed Evans June 17, 2006 [email protected] http://www.tippecanoe4h.org. adapted from “4-H Poster Power” by Steve McKinley. Creative Communication with 4-H Posters. General 4-H Poster Requirements Characteristics of Good Posters Forming Poster Ideas

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Creative communication with 4 h posters

Creative Communication with 4-H Posters

Ed Evans

June 17, 2006

[email protected]

http://www.tippecanoe4h.org

adapted from “4-H Poster Power” by Steve McKinley


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Creative Communication with 4-H Posters

  • General 4-H Poster Requirements

  • Characteristics of Good Posters

  • Forming Poster Ideas

  • Poster Tips

  • Poster Scorecard Review

A good poster does not happen by accident!


General 4 h poster requirements

28”

Name

Label

22”

General 4-H Poster Requirements

  • 22" X 28" (measure carefully!)

  • Display horizontally

  • Cover with clear plastic (do not use Saran Wrap)

  • Include name label in lower right hand corner

  • Display with stiff backing

Question: What is the difference in a poster and a display board?


Good posters
Good Posters…

  • Follow the specific project requirements

  • Focus on one main idea

  • Show your thought process or methods

  • Are self-explanatory

  • Are simple and clear


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Good Posters…

  • are NOT vertical

  • are NOT covered with Saran Wrap

  • are NOT fluorescent posters

  • are NOT all words or all pictures

  • do NOT use staples, tacks, or tape


A good poster
A Good Poster…

  • Grabs the viewer's attention immediately

  • Helps the viewer to focus on the main idea

  • Interests the viewer in some aspect of your project

  • Causes the viewer to take action


When forming poster ideas
When Forming Poster Ideas…

  • Brainstorm ideas and make a list

  • Use titles with alliteration (repeating a sound in words)

    • Potent PowerPoint Presentations

    • World Wide Web Wonders

  • Look at other posters for ideas – but don’t copy


Poster tips
Poster Tips

  • Be as neat as you can

  • Cut evenly, apply adhesive carefully, blend colors when using crayons or colored pencils

  • Leave white space on the poster

  • Make sure the poster is balanced

  • Experiment with various colors, shapes, textures, and dimensions


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