TBI Accepting Entries For 2013 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling all fifth graders from across the state to participate in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) 2013 National Missing Children’s Day poster contest by entering at the state level for a chance to be selected as the national winner and awarded a free trip to Washington D.C. The purpose of the contest is to demonstrate America’s united effort to bring missing children home safely, while highlighting the importance of proactive education programs.

The poster contest provides teachers and parents with tools to educate children about safety and the prevention of child abductions. It also allows for peer education and students can explore the importance of the contest’s theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” The National Missing Children’s Day ceremony will be held on or around May 25, 2013. The ceremony will be a time to recognize people who work to bring missing children home safely and remember the children who remain missing.

Fifth graders in Tennessee can enter the poster contest by submitting them to TBI who will then pick a state winner to enter into the national contest. The winner of the Tennessee’s 2012 contest was 10-year-old Tia Shipp from A.B. Hill Elementary School in Memphis. 

Tennessee entries and completed applications should be mailed to:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
c/o Zhenya Ivanova, Criminal Intelligence Unit
901 R.S. Gass Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37216

TBI must receive entries by March 1, for consideration. The state winner will be notified in March 2012 and the entry will be submitted to the national contest. The national winner will be selected and notified in April.

Contest Rules:
1. The finished poster must measure 8 ½ x 14 inches.
2. The phrase “Bring Our Missing Children Home” must appear somewhere on the poster.
3. Posters must be handcrafted. Digitally produced artwork, collages, and stamping are not
eligible.
4. The theme should be depicted visually in one or a combination of mediums, such as:
acrylics, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, magic markers, spray paint, crayons, pastels, etc.
5. The poster must be submitted with a completed application, which includes a description
of the poster and a brief biography of the artist either written legibly or typed.
6. Posters must be submitted to your state contest manager for local judging.

Find out how to contact your state manager by visiting http://www.ojjdp.gov/programs/postercontest/.


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