Poster Contest

Host a Poster Contest

Help your residents win a $250 gift card! 

15 winners will receive a $250 gift card, their winning poster framed and recognition for winning their age group. New this year, Senior Properties!  An additional $250 will be given to the People’s Choice award winner. The winning posters will be featured in the 2024 ACTS Calendar.

Qualifications and Instructions

  1. Participants must be a Pre-K through 12th grade or senior (55 or over) RESIDENT of a member of Southwest Affordable Housing Group (SWAHG) or Apartment Association of New Mexico (AANM).
  2. Submit a 14” x 22” (which is half poster size, NO OTHER SIZE) poster with the Data Sheet attached to the back of the poster.
  3. Posters do not need to contain the words “Stronger Together” which is the poster contest theme.
  4. Judges will be judging on creativity, color, originality, artistic ability and how the theme is represented.
  5. You must mail or deliver poster by March 29, 2024 to the address below:

Apartment Conference and Trade Show
c/o Monarch Properties, Inc., Attn: Vanessa Pino
1720 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 402, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

Direct any questions regarding the qualifications or instructions to Debbie Olguin: (505) 620-6515 or email
Debbie Olguin.

Encourage Participation from your Residents

  1. Host a Pizza/Poster Party or Ice Cream Sundae/Poster Party 
  2. Reserve space in your community room
  3. Encourage Pre-K through 12th Grade Residents or Senior Properties to participate sign-up sheet here
  4. Send out a flyer to all residents to inform them about the Poster Contest you can use this example
  5. Purchase poster board (cut to 14” x 22” only), paint, markers, Crayons, colored paper, glue, scissors, etc. Remember we need the posters to be COLORFUL.
  6. Insure the theme “Stronger Together” is referenced on the poster.
  7. Order a few pizzas or Sundae fixings (don’t be afraid to ask for donations)
  8. Remember, if you are a subsidized property, the costs for this party are an allowable property expense.
  9. Take lots of photos and forward with your posters or e-mail to Ebony Lemaire.
  10. Remember, YOU can win a BONUS too. The property staff of the People’s Choice Award winner will also receive a $250 gift card.
  11. Collect all your posters, insure the DATA SHEET is completed and taped to the back for each poster, and submit to arrive by March 29.
  12. Suggested: Provide a completed participation certificate and $5.00 McDonalds/Sonic or local “youth friendly” gift card to each participant.

Downloadable instructions

All forms in one download

2024 Poster Contest Winners 


Contestant's Name

Property Name

Management Company



Poster Contest

  • Debbie Olguin
    Debbie Olguin
    HCCP, HCM-H, HCM-R, COS JL Gray Company Inc
  • Debbie Davis
    Debbie Davis
    Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (505)308-8865
    Committee Member
  • Vanessa Pino
    Vanessa Pino
    Monarch Properties Inc (505)260-4800x114
    Committee Member