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Indiana Missing Children's Day Poster Contest submissions needed

Posted: 2:13 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 14:13:49-05
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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana fifth graders are being asked to harness their creativity and take part in the 2020 Indiana Missing Children's Day Poster Contest.

State police and the U.S. Justice Department are partnering to promote the contest ahead of National Missing Children's Day on May 25. The day was proclaimed as the National Missing Children's Day in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan.

The contest was created to provide an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and parents to discuss and promote child safety, according to ISP.

ISP has everything contestants need to know, in the following:

  • There is NO LIMIT on the number of posters a school can submit.
  • Only one (1) poster per student is allowed for submission.
  • Students who submit posters MUST be in the 5th grade.
  • Artwork should reflect the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.” This phrase MUST appear somewhere on the poster.
  • The theme may be depicted in the artwork through one or a combination of illustrations and can be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, crayons and pastels. Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs and stamping WILL NOT be eligible for consideration.
  • The finished poster MUST measure 8 ½ X 14 inches.
  • The poster must be submitted with a COMPLETED application, which includes a description of the poster and a brief biography of the artist.
  • All poster contest rules can be found at https://ncjtc-static.fvtc.edu/Resources/RS00005796.pdf [lnks.gd]
  • Deadline for submissions from participating organizations to be received by state manager Torie Harris is February 7, 2020.

Submissions should be sent to:
Indiana State Police Clearinghouse
c/o Torie Harris
100 N. Senate Ave. N340
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The contest deadline is February 7.