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October 2014

Using Art to Raise Awareness about Missing Children

The U.S. Department of Justice, through its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) coordinates a national poster contest for fifth grade students to increase awareness about national efforts to bring missing children home, and to remember children who are still missing. The poster contest is designed to provide an opportunity for communities to engage in educational discussions about safety and prevention. The theme for the poster contest is “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”

To participate, students should create a poster that reflects this theme and complete an application describing their poster and its relevance to raising awareness about missing children. Completed posters should be submitted to the state manager for entry in the state level competition. The winning poster from each state is submitted to OJJDP for selection of the national winner. For more information about your state’s contest, please contact your state manager at http://mecptraining.org/poster-contest/state-contest-managers/.

If you have any questions, feel free to view our website at www.mecptraining.org or email mc.day@fvtc.edu.