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Posted on: April 28, 2022

'What Home Means to Me' Poster Contest

What Home Means to Me poster contest entry

It’s time for the 2023 “What Home Means to Me” Poster Contest!  The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is looking for the next 13 young artists to feature in their 2023 national calendar. Contest participation is open to all children in grades K-12 who are assisted under Public Housing Authority programs, including those residing in Santa Rosa's affordable housing communities or families participating in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Age Categories

Elementary School: K to 5th grade 
Middle School: 6th to 8th grade
High School: 9th to 12th grade

Contest Rules & Application

To participate in the contest, please review the contest rules and complete your application. These are available for download online using the following links: APPLICATION IN ENGLISH | APPLICATION IN SPANISH 

Submit Your Design by June 3, 2022

Poster designs must be submitted to Rebecca Lane with the Santa Rosa Housing Authority no later than June 3, 2022 at the address below. The NorCal Nevada NAHRO group will be judging the posters at its June meeting and the three winners (one from each age group) will be submitted to the regional competition in late June. The winners of the regional contest go on to the national contest in August.  

Mail poster submissions to:
Rebecca Lane
Santa Rosa Housing Authority 
90 Santa Rosa Ave 
Santa Rosa CA, 95404

National Prizes

The grand prize cover winner will receive an iPad and a framed copy of their original artwork. The cover winner and one legal guardian will also get a trip to Washington D.C. and attend NAHRO’s Washington Conference where he or she will be honored. The 12 national winners will each receive a $100 Visa gift card and a copy of the calendar. 

We look forward to seeing the amazing artwork this year!