SSFHC Annual Poster Contest

Each year, Silver State Fair Housing Council hosts a fair housing poster contest open to first through eighth grade students in Nevada. The contest is designed to teach young people that all Nevadans have equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

The 2019 poster contest will run from Jan 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019. 

2019 Fair Housing Poster Contest Packet

The contest helps foster a better sense of understanding, acceptance, and appreciation for the diversity in our neighborhoods and throughout our community. Each year, it incorporates themes of civil rights and equal opportunity particularly appropriate for existing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month observations.


All entries that meet the contest guidelines will be judged and then displayed throughout the month of April at Reno City Hall, Sparks City Hall, and the Washoe County Administration Building. A Fair Housing Awards reception will be held to publicly recognize the thirteen winners and their artwork will be featured in SSFHC’s 2019 Fair Housing Calendar.

If you would like to participate or want to distribute the information to your students, please contact our office at (775) 324-0990. SSFHC will supply you with poster contest registration forms for all of your students, including information about contest guidelines. If you opt not to make this a class project, students are encouraged to enter the contest individually, as well.

Contest Guidelines

Words & Imagery

Each entry must contain the written theme “50 Years of Fair Housing: 1968-2018.”

Entries must include interpretations of the contest theme, including representation of some – if not all – of the protected classes (race, color, religion, sex, national origin, family status, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression) interacting in a housing-related situation.

Entries must be on construction-type paper and range in size from 8 ½ x 11” to no larger than 12 x 18”. Please do not place wording closer than ¾“ to the edge of paper.


Bold colors and a variety of artistic media (collages, painting, watercolor, fabric, etc.) are encouraged.

No three-dimensional and no computer generated artwork, please. Also, avoid using corporate logos and brand names in the artwork.

Artwork is judged on originality, visual impact, artistic merit and overall adherence to the contest theme.


Entries must be accompanied by a contest registration slip signed by a parent/guardian. Entries without parent/guardian signatures will not be eligible for prizes. All entries become property of SSFHC and will not be returned.

2018 Fair Housing Poster Contest Registration Form (Forms are also available in Spanish.)

Only one student name per entry, per form.

Registrations should be taped – not stapled – to the back of the entry.


Deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018 at 5:00pm.

All entries must be received at Silver State Fair Housing Council’s Reno offices at 110 W. Arroyo Street, Suite A.

To arrange for poster pickups at your school or organization, please contact us at (775) 324-0990.


Grand Prize Winner
  • One Year Family membership to the Nevada Museum of Art
  • Artwork developed into SSFHC’s 2018 Fair Housing Poster and will be included in the 2019 Fair Housing Calendar
  • Two framed posters, one for the winner and a second for their school/organization
Additional Poster Contest Winners

1st PLACE Winners

  • Four guest passes to the Nevada Museum of Art
  • Artwork included in SSFHC’s 2019 Fair Housing Calendar

Nine Additional Winners

  • Two guest passes to the Nevada Museum of Art
  • Artwork included in SSFHC’s 2019 Fair Housing Calendar

Community Recognition
Winners and honorable mention entries will be displayed throughout the month of April 2018

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