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Extension: Creating Posters

Date Published: 
February 18, 2013

Use posters to raise awareness and/or to provide  information for action. Posters should stimulate interest and discussion. Produce supporting handouts to provide more details.


Some key “dos”

  • Emphasize images and graphics
  • Use as little text as possible
  • Make sure every item in your poster is necessary.


1. Preparation and Layout

2. Illustrations and images

3. Text

4. Fonts

5. Use of Color

A poster is primarily a visual (not a text) presentation

This is one out of a series of fact sheets on classic and proven methods of extension delivery with lots of practical tips intended for extension practicioners, trainers and facilitators.