National Missing Children’s Day poster contest announced

Montana fifth-graders are invited to participate in the 2011 “Bring Our Missing Children Home Safely” poster contest, through a combined effort of the Montana Department of Justice and the Office of Public Instruction

Posters must be original artwork; 8½ x 14 inches in size, with the words “Bring Our Missing Children Home Safely” appearing on the poster. To compete, the poster and student application form must be received by Feb. 21. Posters are to be sent to: Montana Department of Justice, Missing Persons Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 201406, Helena, MT 59620.

Posters will be judged for originality of design, reflection of the contest theme and use of color and materials. The winning student will attend an award ceremony with Attorney General Steve Bullock and Superintendent Denise Juneau in Helena and receive a $100 cash prize. The winning Montana poster will then be submitted to the national contest.

The national winner, along with his/her parents and teacher, will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony in May.

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