CBSE Class 11 English Writing & Grammar – Posters
WHAT IS A POSTER?
Posters are placards displayed in a public place announcing or advertising something. Posters are notices, advertisements and invitations—all in one.
PURPOSE OF POSTERS
The purpose of designing a poster is either to create social awareness about issues related to current problems and needs, or to advertise or even to extend public invitations and display notices.
Posters should be colourful, attractive and tempting.
(i) They must be drafted carefully to attract the attention of the readers, excite their imagination and influence their minds.
(ii) Posters are read from a distance. Do not give many details in a poster. Highlight only important issue/issues.
MAIN FEATURES OF A POSTER
- Visually attractive/Eye Catching
- Use slogan, jingle or short verse
- Sketch or simple drawings
- Letters of different size and shape
- Proportionate spacing, etc
- The theme or subject of the poster
- Description or details associated with the theme
- Essential details like time, date, venue (for an event)
- Name(s) of issuing authority/organisation, etc
- Phrases, slogans, persuasive language
- Creativity in terms of content and design
- Overall organisation and sequencing of the matter
- Observe word limit (usually 50)
TYPE I. EDUCATIONAL
Design a poster for your School Fete. You may use slogans. Do not exceed 50 words.
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.
As the manager of ‘Excellent Coaching Centre’ run by you, prepare a poster calling the attention of students desirous of attending IIT, CPMT coaching to join your coaching centre.
The Directorate of Education, Orissa State is organising an Essay Contest for all the students of the state. Prepare a suitable poster which can be sent to different schools for display on their notice-board.
TYPE II. CULTURAL & SPORTS
As the President of Leo Club of Temple Town, prepare a poster on behalf of Lions Club and Leo Club for ‘Diwali Mela’ to be held at Nehru Stadium, mentioning some of the attractions.
As Cultural Secretary of Ryan’s International School, Gurgaon, design a poster to announce the staging of a play in your school.
Prepare a graceful poster for the Inter-School Poetic Recitation contest that the Hindi Sahitya Sabha of your school is organising to celebrate the birthday of Munshi Prem Chand.
Design a poster in not more than 50 words about the need for Regular Exercise. You may use slogans.
Design a poster for promoting good health through ‘Health Mela’.
Tourism Department, Government of Uttaranchal has launched an ambitious plan to develop adventure sports and eco tourism activities in the state. Prepare a suitable poster for display at important public places /publication in newspapers.
TYPE III. GENERAL
You are making an effort to spread the message of communal harmony. Prepare a poster with catchy slogans to be displayed in the school premises. (Word limit: 50 words)
Prepare a poster advising people not to take alcoholic drinks illustrating the danger of consuming alcohal. Your illustration should be in conformity with the theme provided to you.
Prepare a poster on kindness of animals to be displayed in the city at public places appealing to people to show kindness to animals.
Design a poster for promoting kindness towards animals.
Design a poster to launch ‘Tree Plantation Campaign’ in the area surrounding your school.
Design a poster for promoting the need for joining the Defence Services.
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