GENERAL INFORMATION: The Drug Free Poster Art Contest was created almost 30 years ago as an art/ calendar contest to involve children, from kindergarten through high school in a program that would promote living a drug free life. With the support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Rural Housing Services, the scope of the competition has increased dramatically. The art/calendar contest is an activity that not only helps to ensure the health and well-being of our youth, but it also goes a long way toward maintaining a positive public perception of your property and community. The project is sponsored by AHMAs throughout the country and NAHMA.
- All Contestants submitting artwork MUST be a resident of a community that is currently a member of NEAHMA.
- While we encourage community activities to discuss the theme and contest rules, ENTRIES MUST BE CREATED BY THE INDIVIDUAL WITHOUT ASSISTANCE.
- The five grade categories for CHILDREN are based on the grade level the contestants have completed by June 2015:
-Kindergarten – 1st Grade – 7th Grade – 9th Grade
– 2nd Grade – 3rd Grade -10th Grade— 12th Grade
-4th Grade – 6th Grade
- ELDERLY participants are residents 55 and over who live in a NEAHMA community. DISABLED participants are
residents of any age who live in a NEAHMA community. SPECIAL NEEDS participants are residents of any age living in permanent supportive housing or an 811 community.
- Elderly/Disabled & Special Needs participants cannot be the grand prize winner on the state or national level but can win at other levels.
- Artwork must be submitted on a 22 in. x 28 in. poster board or heavy art paper (portrait or landscape layouts
- Any medium may be used (paint, crayons, colored pencils, collage, etc.) but must be protected against damage.
- Use of cartoon characters, product brands, logos, individual names or property names is not permitted.
- THE PARTICIPANT INFORMATION AND REL EASE FORMS must be completed, legible and attached to the back, upper right-hand side, of each submission. **Incomplete forms will make submissions ineligible.**Elderly/Disabled & Special Needs forms do not require age, birthday, school or parent information.
- All posters submitted to the chairperson become the property of NEAHMA and NAHMA, who have the right
to use the art for publicity, publications and advertisements. POSTERS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
- Complete the PARTICIPANT report and submit it with posters to NEAHMA.
- NEAHMA will not accept rolled posters.