2018 Fair Housing Poster Contest


The Connecticut Fair Housing Center invites you to participate in our 4th Annual Fair Housing Poster ContestOpen to all Connecticut students in grades 6 – 12.  Hurry, the deadline is March 2nd!  Scroll down for contest eligibility, rules, entry form, and resources for educators.

Theme


Choice. Mobility. Equity.

Commemorating Fifty Years of the Fair Housing Act

On April 11, 1968, seven days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This seminal piece of civil rights legislation was a direct response to the demands of civil rights leaders across our country, and marked the beginning of  housing choice for all families, regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, or sex (protections were later added for disability and family status).

The Fair Housing Act is also designed to promote and protect the mobility of all people to move to the city, town, or neighborhood where they will have the best opportunity to thrive.

Finally, the Fair Housing Act promotes the equity of all citizens by working to undo the discriminatory policies of the past that created segregation and requiring state and local governments to work towards fair housing for everyone.  Learn more about fair housing here.

What would housing choice, mobility, and equity look like in your community?  Show us through your original artwork!

Click here to see last year’s winning entries.

Prizes


The winning posters will receive cash prizes, enjoy a 2-week display at the State Capitol’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT between April 2nd-13th, 2018 and be recognized at our Annual Loving Civil Rights Award Dinner on May 10th, 2018.   Additional prizes awarded as follows:


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 Award Dinner in May 2018

 

 

2 Tickets to Loving Award Dinner in May 2018

 

2 Tickets to Loving Award Dinner in May 2018

 

 

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 are honorary mentions given to entries that show a high skill level and promise in the arts but were not among the top 10 posters.

 

Eligibility & Rules


 Eligibility

  • Open to ALL Connecticut students in sixth through twelfth grade.

 Rules 

  • Only one entry per student – please use the entry form below
  • All artwork must be original work done by the student submitting the piece
  • No group posters
  • Original artwork must illustrate this year’s theme
  • Minimum size: 18” x 24” (standard poster paper size)
  • Maximum size: 24” x 36”
  • Art mediums accepted include markers, acrylics, water paint, and colored pencils.
  • Digital work can be accepted if it is a large enough file size for printing
  • Three-dimensional (3D) pieces cannot be accepted
  • All submissions must contain the entry form that includes a copyright waiver. All forms must be signed by students over the age of 18 or otherwise by parents. Please tape the entry form to the back of the poster.
  • Do not staple or glue anything to the poster (including the entry form)
  • Collage art cannot be accepted.
  • 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

Deadline & How to Enter

  • Return entries no later than 3pm on Friday March 2nd, 2018
  • Posters can be dropped off or mailed to:

Connecticut Fair Housing Center
RE: 2018 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 for pickup must be made by Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Contact us at contest@ctfairhousing.org or 860-263-0728 to make arrangements.

Educator Resources

If you’re a Connecticut teacher/educator and you’d like the Center to assist you in presenting or developing a lesson related to fair housing, we’re happy to help!   Click here for lesson plans and click here to see Google Slides.  For further assistance, please feel free to contact us at contest@ctfairhousing.org or 860-263-0728.

 

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