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 Tennessee's 2012 contest was 10-year-old Tia Shipp from A.B. Hill Elementary School in Memphis.
1. The finished poster must measure 8 1/2 by 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.
Applications must include:
School Address: School Email:
School Phone #:
Tell us about your poster and why you created it. (100 words or less):
"Biography" Tell us about yourself (100 words or less):
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, 2013 for consideration. The state winner will be notified in March and the entry will be submitted to the national contest. The national winner will be selected and notified in April.