Sunday, 23 September 2012 05:48

Kentucky State Police is looking for fifth grade artists to compete in the National Missing Children's Day poster contest sponsored by the Department of Justice in Washington DC. KSP will select a nominee from Kentucky and forward it to Department of Justice, where one poster from all state nominated entries will be selected as a winner. The artist of the national winning poster will win a free trip to Washington DC and participate in the National Missing Children's Day ceremony where they will receive an award and a US Savings Bond. The Kentucky nominee will receive an Award of Excellence from KSP and their poster will be prominently displayed at the Kentucky State Fair in KSP's Safety Town Exhibit. The theme for the contest is "Bring Our Missing Children Home" and Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard advised that the contest is open to fifth graders across the country. In 2011, Kentucky had 4,520 minor children reported missing and 179 of those are still active. Nationally, 800,000 children are reported missing every year. KSP contest guidelines and information is available at http://mecptraining.org/poster-contest/poster-contest-resources/ Posters must be original, handcrafted artwork 8 1/2 x 14 inches in size, with the words "Bring Our Missing Children Home" appearing on the poster. Poster entries should be mailed to Kentucky State Police on or before March 1, 2013 to the KSP Public Affairs Branch, 919 Versailles Road, Frankford Kentucky 40601. For more information please contact the Branch at 502-782-1780.


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