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MARCH 15, 2024

As part of its 2024 Housing America campaign, NAHRO will hold a poster contest for children associated with affordable housing and community development programs owned or administered by national NAHRO member agencies.  Posters will reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.”  The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s regional, and national organizations.  National honorees will be selected from chapter level winning entries.  To be eligible for national honors, all entries must come through the regional chapter.

Eligibility and Selection Categories:
Contest participation is open to all children in grades K-12 residing in affordable housing assisted directly, supported under community development, or participants in affordable housing programs administered by a NAHRO member authority (i.e., public or Section 8-assisted housing CDBG, HOME, LIHTC). Entries must be created by only one person. Entries created by two or more people will not be accepted. 


Age Categories: 
Elementary: K to 5th grade; Middle: 6th to 8th grade; High: 9th to 12th grade

Poster Specifications:

  • Theme - "What Home Means to Me"

  • Size – All posters must be 22” x 28” and have a LANDSCAPE/HORIZONTAL orientation to be considered for national judging and may be featured in the 2023 “What Home Means to Me” calendar.

  • Media - Contestant may use any art media (marker, crayon, paint, collage, textiles, etc.), but please consider that posters will need to be packaged, mailed and reproduced. 

  • All entries must be mailed flat. 

  • All contestants must sign a release making their entry the property of NAHRO and permitting duplication/publication thereof. The release should be secured to the back of the entry.

  • All regional finalists and national winners must sign a photo release waiver giving NAHRO permission to use their picture for online and print publication. 

  • All contestants are asked to provide a short narrative on the inspiration, vision, and importance of their poster design. The narrative should be secured on the back of the entry. 

  • Contestants name, grade level, and housing authority must be written on the back of each poster entry in addition to being listed on the release form also attached to the entry.  

  • NAHRO is only responsible for returning the original poster to the national grand prize winner. NAHRO is not responsible for returning posters except for the grand prize-winning poster.

  • National winners will be selected based on how well the artwork uses the “What Home Means to Me” theme. 

National NAHRO will not accept submissions from individual housing authorities. Any submissions sent directly to national NAHRO will be disqualified.

Mail Entries to:

PNRC NAHRO Service Office

12246 FM 1769

Graham, TX 76450


For more information contact 940-521-9982 or

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