2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest


The Connecticut Fair Housing Center (The Center) invites you to participate in our 3rd Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest. Participation in this contest fosters understanding, acceptance, and appreciation for the diversity in our neighborhoods and our communities. This year’s contest focuses on the importance of community and creating loving and tolerant neighborhoods where everyone is welcomed.

The Center has designed this contest to help youth of our community understand that federal and state fair housing laws are meant to ensure all residents of Connecticut have equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, legal source of income, and gender identity/expressionWe must ensure open and accepting communities that can allow all who live there to love and prosper.

The winning posters will enjoy a 2-week display at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT during the first two weeks in April (Fair Housing Month) and be recognized at our Annual Loving Dinner Awards** on Thursday, May 4, 2017! Additional prizes awarded as follows:

**Must be available to attend award ceremony. Please note the date changed from May 18 to May 4.

First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth- Tenth Place Artistic Promise Award*
$500 Cash Prize

 

$300 Cash Prize

 

$200 Cash Prize

 

 

$50 Cash Prize

 

 

2 Tickets to Loving Dinner Awards on Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

 

2 Tickets to Loving Dinner Awards on Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

2 Tickets to Loving Dinner Awards on Thursday, May 4, 2017

 

 

A 2-week display at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT in April

 

A 2-week display at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT in April

 

A 2-week display at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT in April

 

A 2-week display at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT in April

 

A 2-week display at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT in April

 

Certificate of Participation

 

Certificate of Participation

 

Certificate of Participation

 

Certificate of Participation

 

Certificate of Participation

 

10 pack of Thank You cards featuring their artwork

 

10 pack of Thank You cards featuring their artwork

 

10 pack of Thank You cards featuring their artwork

 

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*Artistic Promise Awards will be given to pieces submitted that show a high skill level and promise in the arts but might not be fully reflective of the year’s theme. There may be years where there is no Artistic Promise Award given.


              

 

Guidelines and Rules


Draw an Original Poster illustrating this year’s theme: “A LOVING CommUNITY”

Our neighborhoods and communities are incredibly diverse and add value and love to our lives. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the subsequent amendments were created to ensure that we continue to have thriving communities where everyone can find a place to call home without fear of being turned away based simply on their inclusion in one of the protected classes.

Who can enter?

  • Open to ALL Connecticut Middle School and High School students

 What are the rules and guidelines?

  • Only one entry per student
  • All artwork must be original work done by the student submitting the piece
  • No group posters
  • Original artwork must illustrate this year’s theme (A LOVING CommUNITY!)
  • Minimum size is standard poster paper size 18” x 24”
  • Maximum size cannot exceed poster paper size 24” x 36”
  • The poster can include the theme of the contest in writing but no other writing
    • Except: students may use 5-10 words at their discretion but posters that rely on writing to illustrate the theme will be disqualified.
    • Poster may include the protected classes protected under the state and federal Fair Housing Act
  • Poster paper/document must be fully covered in paint (even if there are spaces that you wish to be white, please paint them white)
  • Art mediums accepted include markers, acrylics, water paint, and colored pencils.
  • Digital work will be accepted if students submit both a digital copy and hard copy
  • Three-dimensional (3D) pieces will not be accepted
  • All submissions must contain the entry form and waiver attached and include: name, school name, grade, teacher name (if applicable), contact information including email, phone number, and address. Please tape the entry form to the back of the poster.
  • Do not staple or glue anything to the poster
  • Artwork should be done on a flexible material, so it can be rolled for shipping in mailing tube and scanned for reprinting
  • Do not fold poster

When is the poster due?

  • Return entries no later than 3pm on Friday March 3rd, 2017
  • Posters can be dropped off or mailed to:

Connecticut Fair Housing Center
RE: 2017 Poster Contest
221 Main Street, 4th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106

  • If teachers/schools have multiple classes participating they can contact the Center to arrange for pick up. Arrangements must be made by Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. You can contact Cesar Aleman at cesar@ctfairhousing.org or 860-263-0728 to make arrangements.

Winning poster will show understanding, acceptance, and appreciation for diversity in our neighborhoods and throughout our communities!

 

For any additional questions please contact Cesar Aleman at (860) 263-0728 or cesar@ctfairhousing.org.

 

              

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