2024 Poster Contest


Theme: Moving Forward: A Future in Housing Equity


Hello Educators!

We are inviting you to participate in our 5th Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest. Participation in this art contest is meant to foster a better sense of understanding, acceptance, and appreciation for the diversity in our neighborhoods and to discuss important housing issues that highlight the necessity to create and support equitable communities that everyone can access.


This art contest to teach youth the federal and state fair housing laws that ensure all residents of Connecticut have equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, legal source of income, gender identity/expression, survivors of domestic violence, and military status.


There will be cash prizes for the winners of the project. There are also lesson plans developed that detail the history and current context of the Fair Housing Act which I can share with you, or I would be happy to come and share this exciting history with your students as a guest speaker.  Please see below for the details regarding the contest!


Rules and Guidelines

Who can enter?

Open to ALL Connecticut Middle School and High School students.


What are the rules and guidelines?

  • Only one entry per student
  • All artwork must be original work done by the student submitting the piece
  • No group posters
  • Original artwork must illustrate this year’s theme
  • Minimum size is standard poster paper size 18” x 24”
  • Maximum size cannot exceed poster paper size 24” x 36”
  • The poster can include the theme of the contest in writing but no other writing
  • Except: students may use 5-10 words at their discretion but posters that rely on writing to illustrate the theme will be disqualified.
  • Poster may include the protected classes protected under the state and federal Fair Housing Act
  • Poster paper/document must be fully covered in paint (even if there are spaces that you wish to be white, please paint them white)
  • Art mediums accepted include markers, acrylics, water paint, and colored pencils.
  • Digital work will be accepted if students submit both a digital copy and hard copy
  • Three-dimensional (3D) pieces will not be accepted
  • All submissions must contain the entry form and waiver attached and include: name, school name, grade, teacher name (if applicable), contact information including email, phone number, and address. Please tape the entry form to the back of the poster.
  • Do not staple or glue anything to the poster
  • Artwork should be done on a flexible material, so it can be rolled for shipping in mailing tube and scanned for reprinting
  • Do not fold poster


You can find the official entry form here.


When is the deadline?

Return entries no later than 3pm on Friday March 22nd, 2024

Posters can be dropped off or mailed to: 60 Popieluszko Court | Hartford, CT 06106

Pick-up of posters can also be arranged!


Here are the winners from our 2018 poster contest!


First Place – Barberi – Norwich Tech 2018


Second Place – Maldonado – Trinity Magnet 



Third Place – Jang – Norwest Catholic