No matter what event you are organizing at your school, a banner can make your event an even bigger success with the kids

Design a unique banner for your school

School events are organized all throughout the year to keep students engaged in extracurricular activities. The best way to get kids even more excited about every event is by designing a customized banner for every event. With Canva, creating a banner is incredibly easy and it only takes a few minutes.

There are simple drag and drop tools that make designing on Canva a cakewalk and you need no prior experience for this. There are also editable templates created by professional designers where you can quickly add your school details and download them instantly. In just few drags, drops, and clicks your banner will be ready to go!

Design an attractive school banner online in a few clicks

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own school banner.
  2. Choose from our library, hundreds of professionally designed templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your pictures, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Customize your school banner in 4 simple steps

  1. Change the images. Upload your images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics, and illustrations.
  2. Modify the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Pick a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Add images to make the banner more visually appealing

Whether it’s a spelling bee or a sports competition at your school, the right visual elements on your banner can get kids into their team spirit. If you already have photos from last year’s event, then you can add them to your banner. All you have to do is click on the green ‘Upload your own images’ button and select the images from your computer. If you are adding multiple images, don’t forget to use the grid and frame tool to create the perfect collage. You can also crop images or add filters to them.

Don’t have any photos of your own? Canva has got you covered with its media library that has over a million images, graphics, and illustrations. Most of these are free, while only a few are priced at $1 for each one-time use.

Fully editable templates for every school event

Canva has a team of professional designers that has created thousands of fully editable school banner templates. You can scroll through all the templates and pick the one that best suits the school event. Every element in these templates can be edited whether it’s the images, text, positioning, or anything else.

If you have a certain design in mind, then you can also start with a blank template on Canva and use the drag and drop tools to create your banner from scratch.

Print your school banner or share it online

Now that your school banner is ready, it’s time to put it to use. If you are planning to hang up your school banner on the day of the event, download the design in the PDF-Print format to get a 300 DPI (Dots Per Image) print every time. You are also guaranteed to get great quality print.

You can share this banner on social media platforms directly through Canva by clicking on the ‘share’ button. In case you want to share the banner with all the parents to invite them to the school event, you can download the design as a PNG or JPG file and send it via messaging apps like WhatsApp or Viber.


Are there any hidden costs for designing a poster on Canva?

There are no hidden costs on Canva. Designing on Canva is absolutely free and there are no limitations when it comes to the number of banners you can create. You are only charged when you use a paid element from Canva’s media library and even those are reasonably charged at $1 each.

Can I collaborate with my friends?

Of course! You can collaborate with your friends or colleagues to create the perfect banner. Click on the share button and enter the email addresses of your friends. If you want them to edit your design, check the ‘can edit’ button or if you just want their feedback then check the ‘can comment’ box.

Can I use the same banner design for a different school event?

Of course! All the designs you create on Canva get automatically saved in your account and you can access them from the home page. Find the banner design from the list and click on it. Make changes to the design and download it again. It’s that easy!