For high school girls vying to be the next homecoming queen, having unique and memorable homecoming queen poster ideas can help them seal a victory. These tips for creating great posters can also be incorporated into your prom queen campaign ideas.
Making It on the Ballot
Different schools may have different methods of deciding who makes it onto the homecoming court, but the most popular method is to let the student body vote on eligible candidates. Before getting your name on the ballot, make sure that your grades are up to par and that you're in good standing.
Homecoming Queen Poster Ideas: Basics
Homecoming campaign ideas always include posters that you can hang around the school. You want posters that stand out and make students remember them long after the school day is over. When everyone votes on the homecoming court, you want them to recall your posters and your face. Here are some areas to focus on when designing posters that will decorate your school's hallways:
Super Slogan Examples
A simple, catchy slogan is key. It should be easy to remember; if you can inject a little humor into it, that's even better. Students who don't know you and don't know who to vote for usually want to choose someone accessible and friendly. Brainstorm with some friends or family to come up with catchy slogan ideas. If your name rhymes with "queen," make up a simple rhyme. You can also tie your slogan into what's hot in pop culture at the moment. Here are some examples:
- Vote for Jean for Homecoming Queen
- Like a Good Queen, Olivia is there.
- Maybe She's Born with It, Maybe It's Royalty - Vote for Charlotte!
- Vote for Kate, She's First Rate
- Enlist Sophia -The few. The proud. The Homecoming Queens.
- Vote for Mya, She's G-r-r-reat!
- Don't Delay, Vote for Kay!
- Can You Hear Me Now? Good, Vote for Hazel!
Try to fit your slogan into your school's homecoming theme. For a Hollywood theme, your slogan might be "The Stars are Out Tonight - Vote for Starr, Homecoming Queen." Casino themes may call for a slogan like "P-P-P-Poker Face? No, Christa Chase! Homecoming Queen."
Poster Design Themes
Design your posters to look like something familiar as a way to connect with other students. Make all your homecoming campaign posters with the same layout so they are easily recognizable. If you want some added visual interest, use the same design with a different color for each poster. No matter which you choose, add in a photo if you can.
- Wanted poster - use tones of brown to make it look old
- Popular meme - ones like Success Baby or funny cat memes work great
- Trading card - add stats relevant to your campaign
- Resume - use standard resume sections to show off your accomplishments
- Scrapbook page - add in a few pictures, each with a caption
- Instant or text message transcript - make text bubbles and a conversation about why people should vote for you
- Social media post - make the layout look like a post from Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
- Game board - try something simple like a Scrabble board with the words of your slogan spelled out in letter tiles
Add an interactive element to your poster by attaching a paper pocket, pouch, or basket full of favors voters can take when they walk past your poster. You could also hand out the favors with your flyers if you go that route. Make sure your favors are personalized in some way and include your name. Homecoming campaign posters might include favors such as:
- Individually wrapped candies
- Coupons for free small drinks or snacks at a local fast food chain
- Campaign buttons
- Locker magnets
- Bead necklaces
- Glow sticks
Poster Size and Placement
Check with your school's office to see if there are any restrictions on poster size or the number of posters you can tack up around the building. Some schools may allow you to put up as many posters as you like, while others set limits. Make your posters as big as they're allowed to be and put up as many as you can. They should be eye-catching, so choose bright poster board. You can also go with black poster board, but decorate it with bright white letters and glitter for attention-getting contrast.
Once you design your posters, place them in prominent places where the biggest number of students will see them. Areas to put posters include:
- Busy hallways
If you're also allowed to pass out flyers, consider putting your slogan on 8x11 sheets of paper and pass these out to students as they file in and out of the building.
Extra Special Touches
Girls who are artistic can add extra flourishes to their posters. Maybe you can draw tiaras and scepters on them. If your creative skills are lacking, enlist the help of talented friends and family. Other tips to make your posters stand out:
- Make your writing and images big and bold.
- Use glitter pens or glitter for the slogans.
- Include "homecoming queen" as the position you're vying for.
- Use high contrast colors, such as white on black or black on hot pink.
- Add 3D materials such as craft pom poms, a plastic tiara, or the queen from a chess set.
- Frame each poster inside a real picture frame or with a bulletin board border strip.
Get the Popular Vote
There's no limit on the number of homecoming court ideas you can come up with. Just be creative and let the ideas flow. Once you start a brainstorming session, write down any ideas that pop up - you may not be able to use all of them, or you may need to tweak some - but jot down as many ideas as you can. Enlist the help of artistic and creative friends and family. Once you have some snazzy posters designed, you have to do more than just post them around school. Be friendly and outgoing so that students who don't know you well get to know you and feel good about voting for you. You just might get to wear that coveted tiara come homecoming!