2022 Indiana Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

The Indiana State Police is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice to promote a poster contest for National Missing Children’s Day.

In 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 as National Missing Children’s Day.

The importance of this day is to encourage all parents, guardians, caregivers, and anyone concerned with children’s wellbeing to ensure child safety is a priority.

It also is a reminder to continue efforts to reunite missing children with their families and loved ones. As well as honoring those who are dedicated to the cause.

The poster contest provides an opportunity for schools, law enforcements, and parents/guardians to discuss and promote child safety.

The winner will receive a national award certificate from the U.S Department of Education and their poster will be selected to go to the national judging competition.

The winner along with their parents and their teacher as well as the state manager will be invited to Washington, D.C.

Some important facts about the contest:

  • There is no limit on the number of posters a school can submit.
  • Only one poster per student is allowed to be submitted.
  • Students who submit posters must be in 5th grade.
  • Artwork should reflect the “Bringing Our Missing Children Home” and the theme should be written on the poster somewhere.
  • The theme may be depicted in the artwork through one or a combination of illustrations and can be created using acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, crayons, and pastels.
  • Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping will not be eligible for consideration.
  • The finished poster must be 8 ½ by 14 inches.
  • The poster must be submitted with a completed application that includes a description of the poster and a brief artist biography.

All of the rules can be found at https://ncjtc-static.fvtc.edu/resources/RS00272076.pdf

The deadline for submissions from participating organizations to be received by Sergeant Seth Tumey is February 26, 2022.

Submissions can be sent to:

                Indiana State Police Museum

                Attn: Seargeant Seth Tumey

                8660 E 21st Street Indianapolis, IN 46219

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