Attention 5th Grade Students:  The National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest is underway!  Create your poster and submit it to the Idaho State Police, at the address below, by February 1st.  You and your parents could win a trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 37th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony on May 20, 2020.

The contest, open to 5th grade students nationwide, is designed to promote awareness among teachers, parents/guardians and children and engage them in discussions about safety.

Students are asked to create a poster reflecting the theme, “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.”

Contest Rules

1. Applicants must be in the fifth grade.

2. Artwork should reflect the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home”. This
phrase must appear somewhere on the poster.

3. The theme may be depicted in the student‛s artwork through one, or a combination
of, illustrations (e.g., signs and symbols, people, abstract, industry, wildlife) and can
be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic
markers, spray paint, crayons, and pastels. Digitally produced images, collages, cutouts, and stamping will not be eligible for consideration.

4. The finished poster must measure 8½ x 14 inches.

5. The poster must be submitted with a completed application, which includes a
description of the poster and a brief biography of the artist, either typed or
written legibly.

Students in Idaho should send their entries (posters, essays, and consent forms), postmarked by February 1, 2020, to Idaho State Police Headquarters at:

They can be mailed to:  Idaho State Police, Attn: Tanea Parmenter, 700 S. Stratford Dr., Ste. 120, Meridian, ID 83642

To learn more about the contest, and to print copies of the application, consent form, and other documents, follow this link:


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