Poster Contest

Managers' Information

Host a Poster Contest

Help your residents win a $250 gift card

14 winners will receive a $250 gift card, their wining poster framed and recognition for winning their age group. An additional $250 will be given to the People’s Choice award winner. The winning posters will be featured in the 2021 ACTS Calendar.

Qualifications and Instructions

  1. Participants must be a Pre-K through 12th grade 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. All posters must contain the words “Favorite Family Traditions” 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 13, 2020 to the address below:

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

Direct any questions regarding the qualifications or instructions to Ebony Lemaire: (505) 260-4800 x137 or email
Ebony Lemaire.

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 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 “WHO IS MY HERO” 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 July 18th.
  12. Suggested: Provide a completed participation certificate and $5.00 McDonalds/Sonic or local “youth friendly” gift card to each participant.

Download all poster contest information here.

2019 Poster Contest Winners 


Contestant's Name

Property Name

Management Company


Pre-K Maheily Serrano Gonzalez Alta Tierra Apartments JL Gray Co Las Cruces 
Kindergarden Dominik Gallegos  Lobo Canyon Apartments Monarch Properties Grants
1st Grade Naci Gallegos Lobo Canyon Apartments  Monarch Propertie Grants
2nd Grade Sayuri Cervantes Alta Tierra APartments JL Gray Co Las Cruces 
3rd Grade Sophia Martinez Cliffside II Apartments  JL Gray CO Gllaup
4th Grade Julian Reyes Columbus Apartments JL Gray Co Columbus 
5th Grade Lesly Gonzalez Plaza Feliz Apartments Monarch Properties Albuqerque
6th Grade Kevin Cervantes Alta Tierra Apartments JL Gray Co Las Cruces 
7th Grade Trent John Hooghan Hozho JL Gray Co Gallup 
8th Grade Ezra Hathcock San Juan Apartments Monarch Properties Farmington 
9th Grade Jacob Richardson Alta Tierra Apartments JL Gray Co Las Cruces 
10th Grade Oscar Rodriguez Franklin Vista VII JL Gray Co Anthony 
11th Grade Gabriel Cuellar Franklin Vista VII JL Gray CO
12th Grade Jacqueline Young Lopez Manzano Vista  Monarch Properties

Poster Contest Committee

Debbie Olguin
Debbie Olguin
HCCP, HCM-H, HCM-R, COS Asset Manager JL Gray Company Inc

Scholarships & Posters

Jeff Thomas
Jeff Thomas
CAS Field Account Manager HD Supply Facilities Maintenance (505)463-4912