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Fifth Graders Urged To Participate In 2018 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest
Updated December 7, 2017 7:18 AM
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1st Place (2017) – Gabriela Murphy, Wheeler-Dowe Boys & Girls Club, Indianapolis, IN
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2nd Place (2017) – Hilde Niehus, Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, Indianapolis, IN
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3rd Place (2017) – Addi Shockley, Boys & Girls Club of Franklin, Franklin, IN

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana State Police Clearinghouse for Information on Missing Children & Missing Endangered Adults and U.S. Department of Justice would like to invite your 5th graders to participate in the 2018 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest.

The contest is open to all schools (including home schools), school districts, local governing bodies, PTAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, and similar groups.

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Missing Children's Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this noble cause.

The state winner will receive a national award certificate from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and their poster will be selected to go to the national judging competition.

The national winner, his/her teacher and parents/guardians, and the state manager will be invited to Washington, D.C., to participate in the U.S. DOJ‛s National Missing Children‛s Day ceremony on May 23, 2018.

Missing Children's Day Packet information can be found at this link

January 31, 2018 is the deadline for submissions from participating organizations to be received by state manager, Torie Harris. Submissions must be complete with poster, poster contest application (pages 6-7 of packet) and parent/guardian release consent form (page 8 of packet).

Each participating location will need to complete an internal selection process and mail the top 5 posters per location/school with required documents to:

Indiana State Police Clearinghouse

Attention: Torie Harris
100 N. Senate Ave. N340
Indianapolis, IN 46204

If you have any questions, email Torie Harris at tharris@isp.in.gov



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