What Home Means to Me Poster Contest

Since 2008, this contest has recognized the amazing, poignant art of children who live in affordable housing across the country. Each piece of art visually shares the child’s thoughts on what their home means to them. Each year, hundreds of children, ages 5-18, participate in the contest. Their heartfelt messages about their homes underscore the importance of the work that housers and community development professionals do.

The final contest, conducted in Washington, D.C., is the culmination of numerous poster contests held by public housing authorities all across the United States. Three judges choose 13 winners from hundreds of entries to be featured in NAHRO’s “What Home Means to Me” calendar.

All winners receive cash prizes. The grand prize winner, whose art is featured on the calendar cover, will also receive a trip to NAHRO’s Washington Conference to meet our membership and his/her Congressional representatives.

2023 What Home Means to Me Poster Contest Application:

To download the poster contest rules click the button below.

State and Regional deadlines vary. Find your state/region chapter contact information.

Regional entries are due to NAHRO by July 7, 2023.

The 2023 What Home Means to Me calendar will be on sale soon!.

Current Winners

2023 Calendar Winners

2022 Calendar Winners

Previous Winners

2021 Calendar Winners

2020 Calendar Winners

2020 Regional Finalists

2019 Calendar Winners

2019 Regional Finalists