Deadline Extended for Fair Housing Essay, Poster, and Video Contest

The deadline for students to enter this year’s Fair Housing Month art, essay and audio visual contest has been extended to March 17. The contest is sponsored by the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity in collaboration with the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. The theme is “Fair Housing: Making Dreams Come True.”

2017-Fair-Housing-Contest-FlierStudents in Palm Beach County are urged to create a poster, essay or video that conveys the message that it is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing because of race, color, religion, familial status, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and gender identity or expression. Students may submit only one entry for each category no later than 5 p.m. on March 17, 2017.

Third, fourth and fifth grade students may submit a poster; sixth, seventh and eighth-graders a poster and/or essay; and ninth through 12th grade students may submit an essay and/or video.

First place winners in elementary and middle school will be awarded $100 cash. High school first place winners will be awarded a Tablet PC. Second place winners receive at least $50 at each level, and third place winners will be awarded at least $25 at each level.

Winners will be announced on March 31; prizes will be awarded April 19 at a reception in West Palm Beach hosted by the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.

For contest rules and more information, please visit http://www.pbcgov.com/equalopportunity/ or contact Kenette Penny-Baker at 561-355-4884 or [email protected]