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Washington State University Extension

Educational Posters and Displays

Program Contact: Melanie Greer, 4-H and Youth Empowerment Coordinator
(360) 912-2062 •

Why Informational Posters and Educational Displays?

Youth involved in 4-H programs have great experiences, knowledge, and insights to share!  Whether it’s at county fair, a public meeting, or a 4-H Club, Informational Posters and Educational Displays are just one tool for sharing your knowledge with others in our community.

Which One: Informational Poster or Educational Display?

Depending on how much information you have to share, you can choose which display tool is best for you.  Here are some things to consider when deciding between doing an Informational Poster or Educational Display:

  Posters Displays
Purpose: To grab viewers’ attention and teach them something in less than one minute To grab viewers’ attention, teach them something, and hold their attention for a longer period of time
Size: regular 22”x”28 works best Multiple posters, a tri-fold display, mobile, charts, or 3D display
Viewing Distance: 10 feet or more 3 feet or less
Content: ONE clear thought Multiple thoughts on one subject


Informational Poster Examples:

three examples of 4-H educational posters

Educational Display Examples: