State Police Holding Missing Annual Children Poster Contest

The Michigan State Police Missing Children’s Clearinghouse is once again holding a missing kids poster contest for fifth grade students in the state. Each year, the contest creates an opportunity to promote child safety while discussing the issue of missing and exploited children. Students are invited to create a poster to match an assigned theme for the year Michigan’s winning artist will have a shot at the national contest, which includes a free trip to Washington D.C. and their artwork featured as the National Missing Children’s Day poster. The 2018 national winner was a Michigan student from Clinton Township. The artwork should reflect the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home” and the phrase must appear somewhere on the poster. The poster must measure 8 and a half by 14 inches and be submitted with a completed application. If you know an artist in the fifth grade, we have information for entering the contest at our website.

Applicants must be in the fifth grade. · Original artwork should reflect the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home” and the phrase must appear somewhere on the poster. · Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping will not be eligible for consideration. · The finished poster must measure 8½ x 14 inches. The poster must be submitted with a completed application

which includes a description of the artwork and a brief biography of the artist, either written or typed. Submissions are due to be postmarked by January 28, 2022, and must be mailed to:

Michigan State Police
Missing Children’s Clearinghouse
Attn: Ms. Jolene Hardesty
7150 Harris Drive
Dimondale, MI 48821