Attorney General calls on 5th graders to submit posters for ‘National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest’

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has announced in a news release that his office is now accepting submissions for the “2016 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.” Sponsored nationally by the U.S. Department of Justice, this year’s contest theme is “Bring our missing children home.”

Fifth graders throughout Utah are eligible to submit a poster by the Utah contest deadline: Jan. 30, 2016.

“This contest is an opportunity for Utah schools, law enforcement and child advocates to start a fresh conversation with our youth about missing and exploited children,” Reyes said. “We have exceptionally talented fifth graders in Utah, and I encourage all to apply.”

Poster requirements

  • Original, handcrafted artwork
  • 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches in size
  • 2016 theme words “Bring our missing children home” on poster

Poster must be mailed, with completed application and release/consent form, to the Utah Attorney General’s Office by Jan. 30, 2016:

Attn: SA Patty Reed

5272 S. College Drive, Ste. 200

Murray, Utah, 84123

A complete list of contest rules, required forms and a 2016 activity guide for grades 1-5 can be found on the attorney general’s poster contest website.

Members of the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, their support staff and members of the community will judge all poster submissions based on the presented understanding of the subject, design originality, creativity, use of color and materials, grammar (fifth grade) and use of contest theme.

Utah resident Ambria Migliori's submission for 2015 'National Missing Children’s Day' poster contest | Image courtesy of Missing and Exploited Children's Program, via Utah Attorney General's Office, St. George News
Utah 5th grader Ambria Migliori’s submission for 2015 ‘National Missing Children’s Day’ poster contest | Image courtesy of Missing and Exploited Children’s Program, via Utah Attorney General’s Office, St. George News

Utah’s top winning artist and their parents and teachers will be invited to meet Reyes at the Utah State Capitol to receive their award. Utah’s top winner will also represent Utah in the national contest.

The nationwide winner, along with their parents and teacher, will be invited to Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Department of Justice National Missing Children’s Day ceremony.

Ferron Elementary School student Ambria Migliori was the Utah winner of the 2015 “National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.”

“Contest judges were touched by Ambria’s 2015 poster and essay, which created awareness about missing and exploited children in her community,” SA Patty Reed, field commander of the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force said.

We encourage school administrators and teachers to promote this contest to help educate our kids and increase awareness of the many children that go missing throughout the United States. Increased awareness helps everyone work together toward keeping Utah’s children safe.

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