Poster Contest

The “What Home Means to Me” Poster contest due date has been extended to June 26, 2020. 


Due to current events, MAHRA is now accepting photo submissions for the “What Home Means to Me” poster contest. Entries should now be submitted electronically to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Photos should be in one of the following formats: JPEG/JPG, TIF, or PNG formats.

If selected for the 2021 “What Home Means to Me” calendar, the original poster must be sent to national NAH.RO for calendar production

Here are a few tips for using your camera or smartphone to take a picture of your poster:

  • ​If you use a camera phone, please change the settings to the highest possible quality setting and export the media off your phone at the largest size.
  • Hold your camera as still as possible. Using your phone? Hold the phone horizontally, and keep your hands still.
  • Do not attempt to increase the size of an existing image using filters or software. This will not improve the quality or make it appropriate for printing.
  • Avoid using your camera's built in flash; it washes out the image and creates dark outlines and cast shadows. If your photo is too dark, try adding more light by opening blinds or moving closer to a window.

Here are a few more tips for getting a good shot:

  • Check the focus! Is your camera focusing on the poster, or on something else? Low light or background movement can make photos blurry.
  • Make sure your photos aren't too dark. When taking pictures inside, raise shades or open curtains add bright, natural light to your images.
  • Avoid zooming in too closely or standing too far back.
  • Avoid distracting or cluttered backgrounds. Make sure the poster is the focus of the image.

Follow the links below for contest rules, application and other required submission forms. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Contest Rules  Poster Narrative     Poster Application    NAHRO Photo Release