BRHA is excited to participate in the “What Home Means To Me” 2019 calendar contest, sponsored by VAHCDO (Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials). Students who live in subsidized housing throughout the Commonwealth were able to submit their entries with the hopes of winning a cash prize or the opportunity for their artwork to appear on a 2019 Calendar that will be compiled from the best entrants in the Country.
BRHA submitted 12 posters to the State competition. “What Homes Means to Me” was the theme of this years’ poster competition. The art class at Washington-Lee Elementary School accepted this as a project in order to give students the opportunity to participate in this valuable experience. Partner programs, Chief’s Kids and SonSeekers also helped students to work on posters to be submitted.
Here is the 2018 winner telling her story!
Local artwork was submitted to the State Chapter where they will be judged and the winners will be forwarded to the Regional Competition. Those winners will be sent on to the National Competition. All Regional submissions will be judged by a panel of judges with the winners announced in October 2018. The National winner will receive a trip to Washington, DC where they will be presented at the Legislative Conference. They will also receive an assortment of prizes and a tour of the Capital! Winners from each of the eight regions in the United States will be represented on a 2019 Calendar of winning entrants.
Stay tuned for an update on our poster submissions!!!!