|National Missing Children's Day - Nevada Child Seekers is the state manager for Nevada entries. Contact our office for entry deadline & packet.|
|We are incredibly proud of Ann from Coral Academy for her artwork in the National Missing Child Day Poster contest. She is the state of Nevada winner for the 5th grade contest & also placed second nationally! National Missing Children's Day began in 1983 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Each year, the Department of Justice commemorates Missing Children's Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children
Thank you Mayor Goodwin for presenting Anne with a proclamation from the City of Las Vegas.
About National Missing Children's Day
Nevada Winner - 2019 Entry
To learn more about the award recipients and their efforts, access the Department of Justice news release.
With an annual theme of "Bringing Our Missing Children Home," OJJDP invites fifth graders each year to participate in 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.
Each state hosts its own local poster competition, and the winning poster from each state is submitted to OJJDP for selection as the national winner. OJJDP invites the winning child, his/her teacher, parents and state clearinghouse manager to Washington, DC to participate in the National Missing Children's Day commemoration in May.
The winning poster is the inspiration for the National Missing Children's Day poster and artwork for the following year. View the gallery of national posters from previous years.
OJJDP's Missing and Exploited Children's Training and Technical Assistance Program collaborates with the U.S. Department of Justice to coordinate the poster contest and ceremony. Contest rules, contact information for state contest managers, and additional information is available at https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/programs/PR00005772/2018-national-missing-childrens-day .
For the 2018 contest, fifth graders from 37 states across the country submitted entries that won at their state level.
The winner of the 2018 poster contest is Eden Hoffmann from Huron Elementary School in Clinton Township, Michigan.