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Calling All Entries for Fair Housing Essay, Poster, and Video Contest

For immediate release: February 8, 2013
Contact: Kathi Dillard, 561-355-4927

Grades 3, 7 and 11 invited to participate

“Fair Housing: Every Face Needs a Place” is the theme of this year’s annual Fair Housing Month media contest. 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.

Palm Beach County students are urged to create a poster, essay or video that conveys the idea 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 4 p.m. on April 5, 2013.

Third grade students may submit a poster, seventh-graders a poster and/or essay, and high school juniors an essay and/or video/DVD. First place winners at each level will be awarded $100 cash; second place winners awarded $50 at each level; and third place winners will be awarded $25 at each level.

Winners will be announced on April 19, 2013, and cash prizes will be awarded at a reception on April 25, 2013 hosted by the Realtors┬« Association of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach. 

For contest rules and more information on the 2013 Fair Housing Contest, visit the Office of Equal Opportunity website or contact Kathi Dillard at 561-355-4927 or


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