Attention, 5th graders (and teachers and parents)! We need your help!

Every year, the U.S. Department of Justice holds a poster contest to commemorate National Missing Children’s Day. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is proud to administer the state contest. Here’s where we need your help!

Jaeolyn - 2015 Winner
2015 Winner: Jaedyn Sobota, Rocky Hill Elementary

We’re hoping to make this year’s contest better than ever with entries from across the state! We’re also hoping this becomes a valuable way to learn about the plight of missing children, here in the United States and beyond.

The national winner will receive a trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Missing Children’s Day ceremony, along with a certificate, US Savings Bond, and a copy of their winning poster.

Entries should be submitted to TBI for consideration at the address below by Wednesday, January 13, 2016!

THE RULES:
1. Entrants must be in the 5th grade.
2. Artwork should reflect the theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” This phrase MUST appear somewhere on the poster. The theme may be depicted in the student’s artwork through one or a combination of illustrations (e.g. signs and symbols, people, abstract, industry, wildlife).3. The theme must be depicted visually and can be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, markers, spray paint, crayons, and pastels. Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping will not be eligible for consideration.
4. The finished poster must measure 8 1/2 X 14 inches.
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.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM!

DOWNLOAD THE PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT FORM!

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE!

DOWNLOAD AN ACTIVITY GUIDE (FOR PARENTS & EDUCATORS)!

Once you’ve completed your poster, mail it to TBI for entry into the state contest:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
C/O Catherine Levins, Criminal Intelligence Unit
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216

For questions about the contest, please contact the TBI’s Public Information Office at TBI.Media@tn.gov!

Thanks and good luck!