OJJDP invites fifth graders nationwide to participate in the 2017 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety. Submissions are due by March 16, 2017. OJJDP will invite the national winner and his or …her parents or guardians and teacher to Washington, DC, to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day commemoration in May 2017. The ceremony honors the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children. National Missing Children’s Day has been commemorated in the United States since 1984, when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan.
To download poster contest information and contest rules click here.