Design Standout Campaign Posters with Canva

With Canva’s drag and drop design features, you can easily create professional-quality campaign posters in minutes.

How to make a campaign poster - Canva

Announce your candidacy or elevate a cause with a memorable poster

Would-be student body presidents to presidents of nations know how important a campaign poster is. Compared to other forms of advertising, posters are quick, easy and accessible means of getting the word out and building the right image for your campaign. Aside from elections, campaign posters are also a great way to spread awareness and garner support for your cause, encourage people to take action and even join marches and rallies.

Canva makes designing amazingly simple even with the barest of design experience. Start with browsing through our collection of professionally-created templates then use the drag and drop design features to fully customize your design. Within minutes, you’ll have a stunning new poster ready for printing and you can go back to sharing your amazing campaign platform.

How to make a campaign poster

  1. Launch Canva

    Open the Canva app or launch a new web page. If you’re new to Canva, sign up using your Google or Facebook account. Otherwise, just log in. After that, type “campaign poster” using the search tool to start designing.

  2. Choose a template

    Don’t want to start from scratch? No problem. You can browse hundreds of campaign poster templates for any theme that fit what you’re looking for. Use the search tool to filter by color scheme, layout, or style.

  3. Experiment with features

    Access professionally designed stock photos, illustrations, images and other graphics. Use the drag-and-drop tool to move design elements and layouts and transform your election, awareness, or environment campaigns.

  4. Customize your design

    Personalizing your campaign poster design is easy. Upload your photos, branding elements, charts, and other graphics to fill out your design. Don’t forget to stick to your campaign goal or mission!

  5. Share or print

    Once your campaign posters are finished, it’s time to share them with the world. You can post them online directly through social media, share them via email or make high-quality prints with Canva Print.

Open a New Campaign Poster Design

Add stunning visuals using our amazing media library

Canva gives you access to a media library of over a million professional-quality stock images, illustrations and icons. Use the search bar to find a specific image then simply drag and drop it into your design. Each photo is carefully curated and reviewed so they’re sure to look good whether on print or on the screen. Many images in the library are free while premium images won’t cost you more than $1 for each one-time use.

Want to use a your own images? You can also upload your own photo into Canva for free.

Print your poster in high resolution and share it online

Make sure your poster stands out in all the right ways by letting Canva Print take care of producing your posters! With brilliant colors and high-quality paper and finish options, your posters will always look professional and appealing. Plus, we’ll deliver them right to your doorstep.

Or, spread the word online by sharing your new poster design on your social media accounts. Just click share and send out a copy of your design via email or even share it on your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Collaborate with a team on your design

Want to get input from your team? You can share a link to an editable version of your design. Since Canva is saved on the cloud, you and your team can access your designs any time and from any computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.


To make a great campaign poster, keep things simple. You don’t need to include every detail about your platform on your poster. Just cover the basics like your name the position you’re running for. Good posters grab people’s attention and give them just enough information to know what you’re about.

An election campaign poster should include your name, the position you’re running for, your slogan, pledges, website and voting dates. A photo of you and an appropriate background with your chosen color scheme are common features as well. Don’t distract from your message with busy graphics.

Make sure you use a simple, readable font like Arial, Helvetica or Tahoma that can be seen from fifteen feet away. If you choose to use more than one font, limit it to two. Avoid black font over bright backgrounds.

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