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National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Deadline Approaching 2012 Winning Poster

March 8, 2013

OJJDP encourages fifth grade students to participate in the annual National Missing Children's Day poster contest, which creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other child safety advocates to engage children and families in discussions about child abduction and how to prevent it. OJJDP will invite the national winner to Washington, DC, to receive an award for his or her winning artwork during the May 15 commemoration of National Missing Childrenís Day.

OJJDP must receive entries by March 21, 2013.


Visit the brochure with contest rules and dates and instructions on how to participate.

Access resources for missing and exploited children and their families on the Missing and Exploited Childrenís Program page.

View a video about the history of the contest and a former winnerís experience.