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Artists in grades 1-8 could win cash by creating poster related to theme: 'Together We Make a Neighborhood'

"Together We Make a Neighborhood."

Young students, what picture comes to mind when you think about this phrase?

It's time to get out the markers, paint, pastels and such, and put your idea to the page for the Fair Housing Council of Oregon's 22nd Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest. This year's theme is that very phrase: "Together We Make a Neighborhood."

Top entries will receive cash awards and the chance to showcase their artwork throughout Oregon.

The contest is open to artists in first through eighth grades and is intended to open up conversations with youth about housing discrimination, according to FHCO spokesperson Samuel Goldberg.

COURTESY PHOTO: FHCO - Pictured is 2019's grand prize winner by Jaytee Franko of Stoller Middle School in Washington County.

According to federal and state fair housing laws, all residents have equal access to housing regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, source of income, marital status, sexual orientation, age, gender identity and occupation.

Students who participate in the poster contest are asked to exemplify these ideas in their work, exhibiting the importance of acceptance and diversity in our neighborhoods.

Interested artists should construct their posters using the following guidelines.

-Display the design on poster paper, poster board or a similar material, measuring 11 inches by 17 inches.

-The poster must contain wording that addresses the theme.

-Poster should be designed so that it is horizontal.

-Artists can use a variety of mediums including crayons, colored pencils, magic markers, tempera paint, pastels or chalk. The FHCO asks for no glitter or glue.

-Submit the entry no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13 to the Fair Housing Council of Oregon at 1221 SW Yamhill St. #305, Portland, Oregon 97025.

For more information on the contest, visit fhco.org/index.php/news/poster-competition or contact Eleanor Doyle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. FHCO can provide contest brochures, materials, lesson plans, book suggestions and more.


Kristen Wohlers
Reporter
503-263-7512
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