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National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest announced for students

Indiana 1st Place winner Jayden Cox\'s poster

The Indiana State Police is once again helping to promote National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

National Missing Children’s Day was declared in 1983 by President Ronald Reagen and takes place on May 25th.

The designated day implores parents, guardians, and all child caregivers to continue their efforts to keep children safe.

ISP is partnering with the U.S Department of Justice to support the special day and will continue efforts to reunite missing children with their families.

The National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest also gives 5th grade students from around the country the chance to help with the cause and support child safety.

Schools can submit posters with the help of the following rules:

  • Students submitting the posters must be in 5th grade
  • Only one poster can be submitted per student
  • Posters must include the words, “Bringing Our Missing Children Home” somewhere in the artwork.
  • Artwork can be depicted using acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, crayons or pastels.
  • Digitally produced images, collages, cut-out and stamping will not be eligible in this competition.
  • The poster must measure 8 ½ X 14 inches.

All contest rules can be found by clicking here. 

The winner from each state will get an award certificate from the U.S. Department of Justice and his or her poster will go on to the national round of judging.

The national winner, along with his or her parents, will then be invited to attend the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Missing Children’s Day ceremony, taking place in Washington, D.C.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2019.

To learn more about the National Missing Children’s Day Poster contest visit: https://www.ojjdp.gov/missingchildrensday/


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