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Poster Specifications

Below is a listing of specifications for the poster contest:

  • 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 and may be featured in the 2023 "What Home Means to Me" calendar.
  • Media - Contestants may use any of the following art media: marker, crayon, paint, or color pencil. Please consider that posters will need to be packaged, mailed, and reproduced.
  • All entries must be mailed 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.
  • The contestant's name, grade level, age, 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 posters except for the grand prize-winning poster.
  • National winners will be selected based on how well the artwork uses the "What Home Means to Me" theme.
  • Email Libby Miller a photo of the contestant entering the poster. Photos should be in .jpeg or .png format.