Mid-Shore Board of Realtors Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with Contest


The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act is this year and Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS (MSBR) will commemorate this historic legislation with an essay contest for all High School students and an art contest for K-12th graders. We hope these two opportunities will encourage students to learn about Fair Housing and the impact it has had on the community.

(1) Essay Contest: MSBR 2018 Essay Contest is open to all high school students and who reside in Caroline, Dorchester, or Talbot Counties. Students are asked to write an original and analytical essay of a minimum of 750 words and maximum of 1,000 words. Participants are encouraged to review a variety of sources including the Bill of Rights, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews. The deadline for submission of the essay is Friday, March 16, 2018. There is a cash prize of $500 for the 1st place writer; $200 for the 2nd place and $100 for the 3rd place writer who best responds to the 2018 theme.

The 2018 Essay theme is: On the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act; how has this act changed renting and homeownership in America? What will the next 50 years look like and how will it change our communities?

(2) Fair Housing Art Contest: MSBR is seeking entries from students between kindergarten and 12th grade. Winning illustrations will be chosen for a fair housing-themed publication. This is not limited to schools; after-care groups, churches, and other children centers are encouraged to participate. Winners will be chosen from three grade categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Older students are permitted, and encouraged, to utilize computer aided graphic design programs. All art mediums that comply with the contest criteria are acceptable.

The 2018 Art Contest theme, “Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act”

The rules and regulations, plus the entry form is attached or go to the Mid-Shore Board of REALTORS® web site; www.msbrmd.com or call the board office at 410-822-8767.


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