Drug-Free Kids Calendar Contest
Nearly 5,000 eligible children, senior and residents with special needs participated in the nationwide contest. Each child winner of the NAHMA contest receives a $1,000 educational scholarship from the NAHMA Educational Foundation. A $1,000 cash award is made in the name of the adult winners to their community for use in purchasing or funding a project from which all of the community’s residents will benefit. All winners are also featured in the yearly calendar.
Additionally, participants in the annual art contests held by the local AHMAs are eligible to be selected as Regional AHMA Art Contest Honorable Mentions. Those selected for this distinction will have their artwork featured in a special section of the NAHMA Drug-Free Kids calendar and receive a $100 scholarship. These participants are in addition to those that were selected as national winners.
Through this program, the NAHMA Educational Foundation awards scholarships and encourages children, teens and adults to set goals, emulate good role models, and live a drug-free lifestyle.
For the contest, the artwork is divided into seven categories with winners selected from each of the following: kindergarten-first grade, second-third grades, fourth-sixth grades, seventh-ninth grades, 10th-12th grades, seniors and residents with special needs. Only students are eligible for the grand prize.
Calendars may be ordered by visiting the Online Store on NAHMA’s website, www.nahma.org. The cost is $5.50, which is a Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture allowable project expense.
Who is eligible to enter the calendar contest?
Children who live in a family community of a NAHMA and/or a local AHMA member company.
Residents who are 55 years or older who live in a community of a NAHMA and/or a local AHMA member company.
Residents with Special Needs
Residents who live in a permanent supportive housing community or Section 811 community of a NAHMA and/or a local AHMA member company.
Learn more by visiting the Drug-Free Kids Calendar Contest page on NAHMA.org