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Healthy Homes 2018 Calendar Coloring Contest

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) has an exciting outreach and partnering opportunity.

Following up on our popular 2017 calendar, we are developing a new 2018 Healthy Homes version.  We hope you will participate in our contest! 

The deadline for submissions is August 14.  Please see other important details below.  

Similar to last year, each month will highlight Healthy Homes tips, themes, observances, and special events. We are looking for art work to reflect the theme for that month; see below for the Healthy Homes themes.  The highlights of the calendar are again children’s drawings or artwork, ages 4-12.  The “12” winning entries will be selected based on how submissions best illustrate the concept of a “safe and healthy home.”  

Last year’s calendar can be viewed at:

PLEASE follow these simple requirements:  All submissions must:

  • Be a colored drawing or painting reflective of a healthy homes theme.  Important- please identify which theme the drawing represents.  See below for themes.
  • Fit on a standard 8 ½ x11 piece of paper.

Please also include:

  1.  Name of Artist
  2. Age of Artis
  3. Contact Email
  4. Mailing Address

All submissions must be received by OLHCHH no later than August 14th. The winners will be notified shortly after.

Please mail submissions to:

 U.S. Dept. of HUD

c/o Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes

451 7th Street SW, Suite 8236

Washington, DC 20410


Submissions can be sent electronically (as a PDF) to  If you have any questions, please contact Keara O’Connor at 202-402-2896 or

HEALTHY HOMES THEMES.  Important- please identify which theme the drawing represents.


Winter weather/ Temperature Control/ Burn Safety
Home Safety (Keep it Clean)
Pest Management

Clean Air
Asthma Prevention
Pest Management
Pool Safety
Fireworks Safety
Heat-related (Thermally Controlled)
Disaster Preparedness; safety from natural disasters
Lead poisoning prevention
Smoke-free homes