Campaign Poster Project
Due Friday, August 31st
To introduce yourself to me and to your classmates you will create a campaign-style poster about yourself. Follow the instructions carefully and use any models shown in class for ideas, but feel free to be creative.
SIZE: 8 ½ X 11. It must fit on the “best work” board.
PAPER can be plain white printer paper, construction paper, decorated stationery, etc.
TITLE: your NAME and the “OFFICE” you are “running” for (this is NOT a real campaign or election). The office is related to an interest, extracurricular activity, hobby, future goal, and so on. This is not a real office! It must relate to you. Examples:
Chief Dog Walker Official Hairstylist Secretary of Video Gamers Presidential Personal Trainer County Board of Poets Federal Volleyball Supervisor Supreme Court Chef National Fashion Advisor
Use your imagination! You could be Clerk of ___ , Public ___, Head of __ Bureau, __ Sheriff, Commissioner of __, City ___, Manager of __, etc.
A catchy SLOGAN to encourage “voting” for you-this can be related
to your office. For example, if Mrs. Kapp was running for White House Photographer, her slogan could be “Vote Kapp for the Best Kandids”.
Must include a PHOTO of you or a hand-drawn self-portrait.
FOUR SECTIONS giving the following information about you, using short statements or phrases (like the real campaign flyers or brochures shown in class). You can use bullets. You do not need to include all of the examples given under each section heading below, but you need a minimum of FIVE examples.
- INTERESTS & EXPERIENCES
for example: school-related, free time, travel, awards/achievements, hobbies, skills, talents, etc.
- PERSONALITY, QUALITIES & CHARACTERISTICS
adjectives which describe what kind of person you are.
- FAMILY & BACKGROUND
for example: parents, siblings, important relatives, pets, birthplace/places lived, age, cultural background, parents’ job(s), etc.
- GOALS, BELIEFS, CONCERNS & CURRENT ISSUES
for example: I try to save energy, I’m worried about global warming, I feel sad about…, I believe…, one of my goals is to…, I want to…, my motto is…, I hope to become…, my family has taught me…, my favorite saying is etc.
- INTERESTS & EXPERIENCES
WORD CHOICE should be descriptive and express your personal voice! Try a thesaurus or simply brainstorm multiple ways for describing what you want to say. You may even cosider enlisting other people in your quest to discover new vivid language. For example:
Use like to skateboard live to skateboard have two brothers tortured by two annoying little brothers, or adored by two angelic younger brothers love to have fun one wild and crazy guy/gal
DESIGN should be creative and colorful, with lots of pizzazz! Arrange the title and sections for a balanced appearance. You can use a computer design program (at home) or draw it yourself. You can cut and paste. Try different fonts, stickers, markers, puffy paint, glitter, a border, magazine cut-outs, etc.
PROOFREAD for grammar and spelling.
Room number and date on the back.
For EXTRA CREDIT, laminate it.
Keep in mind that it will be on DISPLAY on the bulletin board for a few weeks and other students (as well as parents) will read it.
Here are some sample campaign posters.
Here is the Campaign Poster Project Grading Sheet.
Here are more campaign posters.