Propaganda Posters

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/1/2008 07:00
  • Ended: 5/4/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 70
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Propaganda Posters
Contest Directions: May 1 is International Workers' Day, also known as May Day. This holiday is one of the most loved holidays of Communist and Anarchist organizations and their affiliated unions who celebrate this holiday by organizing marches with propaganda posters. Soviet Union was the biggest country that celebrated May Day with nation-wide parades and propaganda posters. These days May Day is no longer an official holiday in Russia and many ex-communist countries, but remaining communist parties still organize parades on May 1. International Workers' Day does remain one of the main communist holidays in China - celebrated with parades and propaganda posters.
To celebrate May Day in a "Freaking News way", Photoshop any old propaganda posters any way you wish. Here are two good examples - poster 1, poster 2.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/1/2008 07:00
    • Ended: 5/4/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 70
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
This gallery only contains our top 72 selections from its parent contest Propaganda Posters. All 70 contest pictures can be viewed here.
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    Nuke the Queen Poster
  • MySpace Poster

    MySpace Poster
  • Fighting Fish Poster

    Fighting Fish Poster
  • US Debt is Patriotic

    US Debt is Patriotic
  • Buy Me an iPod

    Buy Me an iPod
  • Oil Squeezing the World Poster

    Oil Squeezing the World Poster
  • Nuclear Propaganda Poster

    Nuclear Propaganda Poster
  • US Silence Poster

    US Silence Poster
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    Indian Revenge
  • Chinese Toyota Poster

    Chinese Toyota Poster
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    American Neutrality
  • U.S. Farmers Poster

    U.S. Farmers Poster
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    CRAP Design Rules
  • Climate War Poster with Al Gore

    Climate War Poster with Al Gore
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    Stalker Warning Poster
  • George Bush with WMD's

    George Bush with WMD's
  • Stalin Endorses Obama

    Stalin Endorses Obama
  • John Bull Poster

    John Bull Poster
  • Hillary Clinton Election Poster

    Hillary Clinton Election Poster
  • Carrot Top Propaganda Poster

    Carrot Top Propaganda Poster
  • Suppository Navy Poster

    Suppository Navy Poster
  • Vote for Socialism Hillary 2008

    Vote for Socialism Hillary 2008
  • Olympic Ideal Poster

    Olympic Ideal Poster
  • Listening Poster

    Listening Poster
  • Microsoft's Poster

    Microsoft's Poster
  • Fly Delta Poster

    Fly Delta Poster
  • Women of Britain Poster

    Women of Britain Poster
  • Britney Spears Propaganda Poster

    Britney Spears Propaganda Poster
  • Big Consumer in the Army Poster

    Big Consumer in the Army Poster
  • Blood Donation Poster

    Blood Donation Poster
  • War Propaganda Poster

    War Propaganda Poster
  • Strike on Labor Day Poster

    Strike on Labor Day Poster
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    Join the Navy Poster
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    Oil Utopia Poster
  • Blank Shots Poster

    Blank Shots Poster
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    Monsanto Propaganda Poster
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    Hentai Propaganda
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    Don't Ask, Don't Tell Poster
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    Learn From Hillary Clinton
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    Air Force Poster
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    Good Luck in the Army Poster
  • Mussolini Propaganda Poster

    Mussolini Propaganda Poster
  • Surrender Poster

    Surrender Poster
  • Extreme Global Warming Propaganda Poster

    Extreme Global Warming Propaganda Poster
  • New Cigars Poster

    New Cigars Poster
  • Fart Poster

    Fart Poster
  • Christian Communist Poster

    Christian Communist Poster
  • White Star Line Special Offer

    White Star Line Special Offer
  • Open the Breech Poster

    Open the Breech Poster
  • No Future for China Poster

    No Future for China Poster
  • Gladiator Poster

    Gladiator Poster
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    For God or Country
  • George Bush Looking for Oil on the Moon

    George Bush Looking for Oil on the Moon
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    Look For The Union Label
  • Private George Bush

    Private George Bush
  • George Bush is Watching Poster

    George Bush is Watching Poster
  • Follow Our Great Leader Barack Obama Poster

    Follow Our Great Leader Barack Obama Poster
  • Hillary Clinton Syphilis Poster

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    Roise  O'Donnell Poster
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Propaganda (in latin it means subject to propagation) is the propagation of any ideas with the objective of attracting supporters. The term "agitation" (latin agitato – setting in motion) also has the same meaning – the verbal, printed or visual political activity, influencing the perception and mood of people with the purpose of prompting them for political or other activities. The modern synonym for the same is public diplomacy. Objectives of propaganda: Propaganda is one of the main media for political manipulation. Propaganda should never be compared with advertisements. Advertising is closer to self-presentation or the informational genre. Publicity forms the core of business, political and religious information genres. When the initial signal function of reporting concentrates on the elements of expressions (emotional significance) and reprimands, the publicity it turns into agitation. And if this agitated publicity aims to achieve more of a collective action than the individual one, it becomes propaganda. Unlike publicity, propaganda is not restricted by rigid time frames and it can't be simply expressed. Propaganda first of all plays with the emotions of people. Accordingly, propaganda, like emotions, may be negative or positive. Positive (constructive) propaganda conveys one or the other messages to the consumer in a lucid form. The objective of the positive propaganda is to facilitate social order, harmony and to educate people about commonly accepted human values. Positive propaganda plays educative and informative functions in society. This is exercised in the interest of those to whom it is addressed, and not in the interest of a restricted number of interested people. Positive propaganda, in contrast to the negative one, does not pursue manipulative objectives. Negative (destructive) propaganda imposes their ideas on as per the principle "aim justifies the means". The objective of negative propaganda is to unleash social animosity, the escalation of social conflicts, aggravation of contradictions in the society, inciting the feeling of the inferiority complex in the people and so on. This leads to alienation among people and makes them docile to the will of the propagandist. The techniques of creating the image of an enemy are used for the gathering of people around the propagandist; to impose his convictions and stereotypes on the masses. The main purpose of negative propaganda is the creation of insubstantial and parallel realities with an inverted system of values, convictions, opinions. Negative propaganda actively makes use of low level criticism and the suggestibility of the masses with the objective of manipulating these people in the interests of small group of people. When the interests of a large number of people and a particular group of people do not coincide or are directed against each other, the propaganda of this group of people harms the society. And what's more, the propagandist is bound to consciously cheat so as to conceal the actual consequences of those actions, which he urges the people to do. In this context, there is the example of the tobacco firms, which create attractive and courageous images, thereby convincing the consumers that only smart people smoke the cigarettes of such-and-such a brand. At the bottom there is always a warning sign "Ministry of Health warns….." (Thanks to the legislation "Protection of Consumer Rights"), but the "smart" image always has some influence. This is not an open deception, but nevertheless the omission about the negative consequences of smoking, have been proved by the researches a long time ago.
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