2022 Drug Free Poster Contest

Healthy is Happy: Nutrition and Fitness Propel Us Forward

Official 2022 Art Contest Rules & Forms
2022 NCH Calendar Contest Flyer • 2022 NCH Calendar Contest Flyer (Spanish)

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is proud to kick off the annual art/calendar contest. We anticipate that more than 5,000 children, seniors, and residents with special needs nationwide will participate in the calendar art contest this year.
We have added a subtheme to reinforce a more positive use of time and encourage a broader range of submissions. The contest’s underlying message will continue to have a drug-free theme, but we also wanted to open the door for more avenues of expression. The subtheme for the 2022 contest is Healthy is Happy: Nutrition and Fitness Propel Us Forward.
Below are contest rules and tips from various Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs), property management companies, and on-site property managers on how to hold an art contest. If you require additional information on NAHMA’s national finalists’ contest, please contact Brenda Moser at the NAHMA office at 703-683-8630, ext. 114.

2022 CONTEST RULES

Cash Prizes! Resident National Recognition!
Grand Prize Winner:  $2,500 check and a trip to Washington, D.C.
National Winners:  $1,000 check
Honorable Mentions:  $100 check
Who is eligible to enter the calendar contest?

Children

Children who live in a family community of a NAHMA and/or a local AHMA member company.

Seniors

Residents who are 55 years or older who live in a community of a NAHMA and/or a local AHMA member company.

Residents with Special Needs

Residents who live in a permanent supportive housing community or Section 811 community of a NAHMA and/or a local AHMA member company.

How does the contest work?

Local AHMAs will select up to three winning posters, photographs*, websites*, computer art* or other media*—such as tile, macramé, needlework, etc.—which must be submitted as a photograph, from each category (i.e., seniors, residents with special needs and each children’s grade level). *See detailed descriptions for format and size in another section of the contest rules.
The five grade categories for children are based on the grade level the contestants have completed by June 2021:
  • Kindergarten-first grade
  • Second-third grade
  • Fourth-sixth grade
  • Seventh-ninth grade
  • 10th-12th grade
Ask your resident manager for more details. Complete rules, entry forms and required releases are available for download above.
Winning posters are sent to NAHMA to be included in the National Contest. National winners will be featured in the 2023 NAHMA Calendar and will receive separate prizes as designated by NAHMA.
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO THE AHMA-NCH OFFICE BY:
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Send to: AHMA-NCH
31805 Temecula Pkwy #397
Temecula, CA 92592