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Poster Contest

IOWA NAHRO is now accepting entries through MARCH 26, 2021.

Who can participate? Youth (grades Kindergarten through 12th grade) residing in affordable housing assisted directly or supported under community development and affordable housing programs administered by a NAHRO member authority (i.e. public housing or Section 8 assisted housing, CDBG, HOME, LIHTC).

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

POSTER SPECIFICATIONS: *Please pay attention to the poster specification details below in order to be considered for national competition.
• 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.
• 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 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 poster unless otherwise contacted by October 1.
• National winners will be selected based on how well the artwork uses the “What Home Means to Me” theme.

Contest Application

Submit entries by March 26, 2021 to:
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority
1201 SE Gateway Drive
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Entries will be judged by Iowa NAHRO and will go on to Regional competition; Regional winners will go onto the National NAHRO competition in Washington, DC.

Questions? Contact Marcy Conner at (515) 986-1882 x106 or at