Poster Contest

Every year, the U.S. Department of Justice sponsors a national poster contest and announces the winner at the Annual Missing Children’s Day Ceremony in Washington, DC.The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate America’s united effort to bring our missing children home safely, while emphasizing the importance of abduction prevention education programs.

The poster contest also provides teachers the tools to educate children and parents about safety and initiate conversations regarding prevention. Student involvement in the poster contest promotes peer education, while compelling students to explore the significance of the theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home”.

The national winner receives a trip to Washington DC for the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony, an award, and a U.S. Savings Bond!

The state winner will win a visit to City Hall to meet the Mayor of Las Vegas and will have their artwork placed on the Nevada Child Seekers website and handouts for 2014.

Nevada deadline for submissions will be Friday, MARCH 7TH at 5:00 p.m at our new address: 3230 East Charleston Blvd Suite 118 Las Vegas, NV. 89104

  • Posters must be submitted to the state level contest coordinator for local judging; those posters mailed directly to the National level will not be accepted.
  • ONE winning entry from each state will be sent to the Department of Justice for the national judging and selection process.
  • The national winner will travel to Washington, DC to receive an award and participate in the Missing Children’s Day Ceremony.
  • The theme for the poster contest is “Bring Our Missing Children” Home.
  • Only fifth grade students are eligible to participate in the contest.
  • INTRODUCTION LETTER Poster Contest Cover Letter
  • FACT SHEET FOR EDUCATORS 2014-Educator-Fact-Sheet
  • STUDENT APPLICATION (submitted with art work) 2014-Contest-Student Application
  • EVENT BROCHURE 2014- Nevada Brouchure_Final
Important Dates:
  • March 7th, 2014- All posters must be submitted to Nevada Child Seekers by 5:00 pm on this day
  • April 2013 -the National winner will be selected and notified
  • May 2013- The National Missing Children’s Day ceremony will take place on or around this date
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