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2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest: "Fair Housing: Welcome Home"


  Hannah - 7th Grade - Coral Academy of Science

2016 Fair Housing Poster Contest Winner

 

 FAIR HOUSING POSTER CONTEST 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017  - Friday, March 3, 2017

 

2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest Packet

 

2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest Registration Form

 

2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest Registration Form available in Spanish

Silver State Fair Housing Council (SSFHC) invites you and your students to participate in our 21st annual Fair Housing Poster Contest. We encourage you to involve your students as a way to foster a better sense of understanding, acceptance, and appreciation for the diversity in our neighborhoods and throughout our community.

 

The contest will take place from Monday, January, 9, 2017 through Friday, March 3, 2017 and is intended to help the youth of our community understand that under federal and state fair housing laws, all residents of Nevada should have equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression. The contest incorporates themes of civil rights and equal opportunity particularly appropriate for existing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month observations.

 

SSFHC’s 2017 Poster Contest Theme is:

 

“Fair Housing: Welcome Home”

 

All entries that meet the contest guidelines will be judged and then displayed throughout the month of April at Reno City Hall, Sparks City Hall, and the Washoe County Administration Building. A Fair Housing Awards reception will be held to publicly recognize the thirteen winners and their artwork will be featured in SSFHC’s 2018 Fair Housing Calendar.

 

If you would like to participate or want to distribute the information to your students, please contact our office at 775.324.0990. SSFHC will supply you with Poster Contest registration forms for all of your students, including information about contest guidelines. If you opt not to make this a class project, students are encouraged to enter the contest individually as well.

 

 We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to educate with art. SSFHC staff is available to provide age appropriate classroom training about fair housing and civil rights to enhance your students’ experience.

 

 


CONTEST GUIDELINES

 

 WORDS & IMAGERY

  • Entries MUST contain the written theme: “Fair Housing: Welcome Home”

  • Entries MUST include interpretations of the contest theme, including representation of some, if not all, protected classes (race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression) interacting in a housing related situation.

  • Entries MUST be on construction-type paper and range in size from 8 1/2 x 11” to no larger than 12 x 18.” Please do not place wording closer than 3/4” to edge of paper.

 MEDIA

  • Bold colors and a variety of artistic media (collages, painting, watercolor, fabric, etc.) are encouraged.

  • NO 3-Dimensional and NO computer generated artwork. NO corporate logos or brand names in the artwork.

  • Artwork will be judged on originality, visual impact, artistic merit, and overall adherence to the contest theme.

 REGISTRATION

  • Each entry MUST be accompanied by a Contest Registration slip signed by a parent/guardian.

  • Registration forms are available in Spanish

  • ONLY ONE STUDENT NAME PER ENTRY FORM

  • Registrations should be taped, not stapled, to the back of the entry.

  • Entries without signed registration forms will not be eligible for prizes.

  • Per the registration form, artwork becomes property of SSFHC and WILL NOT be returned.

 DEADLINE

  • Deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00pm.

  • All entries must be received at the office of Silver State Fair Housing Council - 110 W. Arroyo Street, Suite A, Reno, NV

  • To make arrangements for poster entries to be picked up at your school or organization, please call 775.324.0990 / Relay Nevada 711.

 PRIZE SUMMARY 

Grand Prize Winner

  • One Year Family membership to the Nevada Museum of Art

  • Artwork developed into SSFHC’s 2017 Fair Housing Poster and Calendar

  • Two framed posters, one for the winner and a second for their school/organization

1st PLACE Winners

  • Four guest passes to the Nevada Museum of Art

  • Artwork included in SSFHC’s 2018 Fair Housing Calendar

Nine Additional Winners

  • Two guest passes to the Nevada Museum of Art

  • Artwork included in SSFHC’s 2018 Fair Housing Calendar

Community Recognition

  • Winners and honorable mention entries will be displayed throughout the month of April 2017

2016 Fair Housing Poster Contest Winners