2014 NAHMA National Winner for Art and Poster Contest for the 2015 NAHMA Calendar
We are proud to announce that two posters submitted by youths at First Realty managed properties have been selected as national winners by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) in the 2014 NAHMA Drug-Free Kid Calendar Contest! In addition, one of the two posters was the National Grand Prize winner!
The two posters that were selected as regional winners by the New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA) were submitted on to the national competition and were both selected to be featured in NAHMA’s 2015 calendar. Their posters were selected from a field of over 5,000 entries!
The contest, in its 28th year, invites children, elderly/disabled & special needs residents who live in a family community of a NAHMA member company to submit artwork to their local Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) member company for consideration for use in the NAHMA national calendar. The theme for the 2014 contest is titled, Join the Dance of Life: “Celebrate Music, Arts and Crafts”.
NAHMA has selected both regional winners from First Realty managed properties as national winners:
Grand Prize Winner:
As the Grand Prize Winner, Ms. Lauzon’s poster will be featured on the cover of the 2015 NAHMA calendar! It previously was selected from over 250 posters as the artwork for the t-shirt given to all participants in the regional (NEAHMA) competition. She will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for NAHMA’s annual Fall meeting in October, as well as a scholarship of $2,500 from the NAHMA Educational Foundation.
Ms. Taylor’s artwork will also appear in the 2015 calendar and she will receive a scholarship of $1,000 from the NAHMA Foundation.
All of the original pieces will be auctioned off at the NAHMA Fall meeting, with proceeds going to the NAHMA Educational Foundation scholarship program.
This is the second consecutive year in which Ms. Lauzon’s poster has been selected as a national winner: First Realty kids are national winners in 2013 NAHMA Drug-Free Kid Calendar Contest!
Calendars may be ordered beginning in September 2014 by visiting NAHMA’s website at www.nahma.org.