NAHRO Announces 2021 National Poster Contest Winners
Each year, NAHRO’s Housing America campaign holds a poster contest for children living in affordable housing owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. Participants create posters that express the theme of “What Home Means to Me.” The contest is a collaborative effort of NAHRO’s state chapters, regions, and national office.
The national winners' artwork will be featured in the 2021 "What Home Means to Me" calendar, which is shared with all members of Congress, local leaders, and the NAHRO membership. Each winner also received a $100 Visa gift card. The art of this year's grand prize winner, Grace, from the Housing Authority of Utah County in Utah, will be featured on the cover. Grace will receive an iPad and a framed copy of her poster. She and a guardian will also be provided with transportation and lodging to visit Washington D.C. at a future date.
This year, our panel of judges consisted of the Director of the Urban Institute’s Housing Opportunities and Services Together Initiative Susan Popkin, Director of Fair Housing Policy at the National Association of REALTORS® Bryan Greene, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development David Vargas.
This year, calendars are available for $9.99. Here are this year’s winning posters, which will appear in the 2021 What Home Means to Me calendar.
Grand Prize Winner
Grace, age 13, Housing Authority of Utah County, Utah
2021 What Home Means to Me Winners
Karen, age 18, Cameron County Housing Authority, Texas
Isabell, age 13, Salem Housing Authority, Missouri
Braxton, age 13, Bristol Redevelopment Housing Authority, Virginia
Chynna, age 8, Opp Housing Authority, Alabama
Jorgina, age 12, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda, California
Yessenia, age 10, Butte County Housing Authority, California
Dontay, age 13, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut
Xiyana, age 9, Bristol Housing Authority, Connecticut
Kailin, age 15, St. Paul Public Housing Authority, Minnesota
Lilly Ann, age 9, Moorhead Public Housing Agency, Minnesota
Elaiza, age 16, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico
Héctor, age 11, Puerto Rico Public Housing Administration, Puerto Rico
To view more winning posters or review rules for entering the contest, visit here. Next year’s poster contest begins in early 2021.