The National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform (NCCNHR) is pleased
to announce a Residents' Rights Week Poster Contest. Posters are a festive and informative way to celebrate this national
week, October 2 – 8, 2005, devoted to recognizing long-term care resident's rights.
Residents, family members, activity directors, long-term care staff, and
advocates here is your chance to put your creative skills to the test! Design and submit a poster for Residents' Rights Week
The theme for Residents’ Rights Week this year is “Together We
Can…Achieve Resident-Directed Care.” The packet will be full of useful information and training materials on individualized
care, resident assessment, and the care planning process.
The Winning Poster will be reproduced as a 16x20 color poster and will become
part of the 2005 Residents’ Rights Week packet. The winning poster will be highlighted on the NORC website; and the
group or individual submitting the poster will be awarded a certificate.
Mail Poster Submissions to:
Attention: RR Week Poster Contest
1828 L St., NW, Suite 801
concerning the contest can be directed to Julie Meashey,
Specialist at 202-332-2275 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· The deadline for submissions is August 1st, 2005.
· All submissions must include the following text somewhere on the poster: "Together We
Can...Achieve Resident-Directed Care."
· Submissions must be 2 dimensional (flat with no trim materials like buttons, sequins, ribbons,
etc.). Pictures are okay!
· All submissions will be displayed at the 2005 NCCNHR Annual Meeting.
· Each submission should be accompanied by a 1-page description of the poster and the process that
was used to develop it (the names of individuals who assisted in creating the poster
should be included).
· Individual or facility names should not appear on the poster submission, but should be included in the 1 page description (appropriate
credit will be given to the individuals and the facility if the poster is selected as a winner).
NCCNHR will reproduce copies of the winning poster. It is recommended
that submissions use a light colored background and have a high level of contrast between the background color and any items
in the foreground (text, pictures, etc.). The winning poster will be reproduced
with the final product having a dimension of 16 x 20 (submissions do not necessarily have to be this size).
least one long-term care resident must be involved in the creation of the poster submission.
· All submissions must be received by the August 1st deadline. Any posters received after this
date cannot be submitted to judges.
panel of judges will select the winning posters. Three submissions will
be recognized: (1) winner, (2) first runner up, and (3) second runner up.
the winning poster will be replicated for distribution.
asked to serve as an official judge cannot participate in the creation of a submission or submit a poster for this
winning poster may be enhanced to improve its readability for the replication process.
is not responsible for lost, misdirected, or damaged submissions.
reserves the right to use contest poster submissions, including the photographs and/or likenesses contained therein for promotional
and publicity purposes, at any time, including, but not limited to posting on the NCCNHR/NORC websites, inclusion in promotional
and other materials, and for display at the NCCNHR Annual Meeting.
contest winner and runners up will be announced no later than September 1, 2005.