MSP seeks poster contest entries

MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police Missing Persons Coordination Unit is inviting fifth-grade students across the state to participate in the 2018 National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

The annual contest is aimed at promoting child safety, while discussing the issue of missing and/or exploited children, according to a press release from the MSP.

Michigan’s winning artist will have a shot at the national contest, which includes a free trip to Washington D.C. and their artwork featured as the National Missing Children’s Day poster. The 2015 national winner was a Michigan student from Grand Blanc.

Contest rules are as follows:

≤ Applicants must be in the fifth grade.

≤ Original artwork should reflect the theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home” and the phrase must appear somewhere on the poster.

≤ Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs and stamping will not be eligible for consideration.

≤ The finished poster must measure 8 ¢ by 14 inches.

The poster must be submitted with a completed application, which includes a description of the artwork and a brief biography of the artist, either written or typed. Submissions are due Jan. 31, and must be mailed to Michigan State Police, Missing Children’s Clearinghouse, Att: Ms. Jolene Hardesty, 7150 Harris Drive, Dimondale, MI 48821.