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OJJDP Announces 2017 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

October 31, 2016

MCD poster

OJJDP invites fifth graders to participate in the 2017 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest. The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and other child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety. 

OJJDP will invite the national winner, parents, teacher, and state clearinghouse manager to Washington, DC, to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day commemoration in May 2017.

Submissions are due by March 16, 2017.


Visit the poster contest page for additional information, including contest rules and contact information for state contest managers.

Email questions to the Missing and Exploited Children's Program.

Learn more about National Missing Children's Day.

Access resources for families of missing or exploited children on the OJJDP and the Missing and Exploited Children's Program websites.

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