Every year the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) conducts a national poster contest for fifth graders to bring greater awareness to the issue of missingchildren. The poster contest is designed to increase awareness about the danger of abduction among children while providing an opportunity for organizations to engage children and their parents in informative discussions on safety and prevention.
The theme for the poster contest is “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” Students are asked to design and draw a poster that reflects the theme and complete an application describing the importance of the theme. Each state holds its own poster competition, and the winning poster from each state is submitted by the state poster contest manager to OJJDP for selection of the national winner. For more information about your state’s contest, please contact your state contest manager.
For their efforts to bring greater awareness to their peers, the winner and his/her teacher and parents will travel to Washington, D.C., to receive an award and participate in the Missing Children’s Day ceremony.
Complete rules, information, and other poster contest resources can be found on the poster contest resource page.
For more information about National Missing Children’s Day and associated programs, please visit http://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/postercontest/index.html