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CSP Announces 40th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

By Connecticut State Police

The Connecticut State Police Clearinghouse for Information on Missing Children & Missing
Endangered Adults and the U.S. Department of Justice invite all Connecticut 5th graders to participate in the 40th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

The National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest is a nationwide competition designed to promote awareness among teachers, parents/guardians and children and engage them in discussions about safety. May 25, 2023 is National Missing Children’s Day, dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers and others to ensure that child safety is a priority.

The poster contest is open to 5th graders at all schools (including home schools), school districts, local governing bodies, PTOs, Boys & Girls Clubs, or other organizations with 5th graders.

The state winner will receive a national award certificate from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and his or her poster will be selected to go to the national judging competition. The national winner, his/her teacher and parents/guardians, and the state manager will be invited to Washington, D.C., to participate in the U.S. DOJ‛s National Missing Children‛s Day ceremony on May 24, 2023.

Missing Children’s Day Packet information can be found at:

February 16, 2023, is the strict deadline for submissions to the Connecticut State Police.
Submissions must be complete with poster, poster contest application (pages 6-7 of packet) and parent/guardian release consent form (page 8 of packet).

Each participating location will need to complete an internal selection process and mail the Top Five (5) posters per location/school with required documents to:

Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown CT 06457

If you have any questions, please email:

Poster image courtesy of Connecticut State Police

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