Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – After receiving almost 100 submissions, the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has chosen three finalists – one from each of the three Lower Shore counties – in this year’s Fair Housing Calendar Contest.
  • Tashira Ballard, 3rd grade, Greenwood Elementary School
  • Lindsay Birkhead-Morton, 7th grade, Snow Hill Middle School
  • Lyric Campbell, 5th grade, North Salisbury Elementary School
Each finalist received a framed copy of their submission and a Visa gift card, compliments of CAR.
 
The three finalists have been forwarded to the Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR). Only one will be chosen for inclusion in MAR’s statewide 2018 Fair Housing Calendar. That winner will also be invited to Annapolis for a special recognition ceremony with the governor or other state official.
 
“This contest is not only an opportunity for talented young artists to be recognized for their work, but it’s also an important educational tool to help local teachers raise awareness on this important issue,” said CAR President Don Bailey. “We’d like to thank everyone who participated and we congratulate our finalists.”
 
The annual contest is sponsored by CAR and MAR. “Fair Housing” pertains to the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in the sale and rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap. The contest aims to teach children that discrimination is not only wrong, but illegal.
 
Artwork submitted by students had to illustrate this year’s theme, “I ♥ Fair Housing.”
 
For more information, visit www.coastalrealtors.org.
 
               
(From left) REALTOR® and CAR President-Elect Joel Maher, finalist Tashira Ballard, and teacher Christina Truitt.
 
               
(From left) REALTOR® Steven Diaz, finalist Lindsay Birkhead-Morton, and REALTOR® and CAR President-Elect Joel Maher.
 
               
(From left) North Salisbury Elementary School Principal Kathy Vail, Jesse Campbell, REALTOR® and CAR Board Member Grace Masten, finalist Lyric Campbell, REALTORS® and CAR Board Members Brandon Johnson and Joni Martin Williamson, and REALTOR® Holly Campbell.
 
More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®
 
Coastal Association of REALTORS® is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Coastal REALTORS® works in partnership with its members to promote home ownership and preserve, protect, and advocate private property rights. The organization supports 1,000 REALTORS® who serve Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.
 
For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit www.coastalrealtors.org. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Rayne / 410-641-4409/ sarah@coastalrealtors.org