“A picture is worth a thousand words,” Fredrick Barnard 1921
Illinois NAHRO (National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials) is partnering with North Central Regional Council of NAHRO (NCRC) and National NAHRO to promote the “What Home Means to Me” Contest. The poster contest provides an opportunity for children residing in affordable housing and community developments to reflect the national theme of “What Home Means to Me.” This is an important way for the children of our communities to have their voices heard with policy makers at all levels.
Youth who submit posters must be in grades K-12. The age selection categories are as follows: Elementary: K to 5th grade; Middle: 6th to 8th grade; and High: 9th to 12 grade.
Winners of the state contest entries will be submitted by IL NAHRO to NCRC for the regional competition. NCRC will then select three winners—one from each age category—and will forward those winners to the national competition in Washington, D.C.
National prizes will include 12 winners to receive a $100 gift card. The grand prize cover winner will also receive an iPad and a framed copy of their original artwork. The cover winner and one legal guardian will also receive a tour of Capitol Hill and attend NAHRO’s 2022 Washington Conference in Washington, D.C. where he or she will be honored.
Any of our Carroll Apartments children interested in this wonderful opportunity should contact the CCHA office at 815-273-7081, as soon as possible, for the poster contest entry rules. The deadline for submission of posters is Friday, March 19, 2021.