Fifth grade artists wanted for poster contest | Community Spirit
FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police are 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.
The theme for the contest is "Bring our Missing Children Home."
KSP will select a nominee from Kentucky and forward it to the DOJ, where one poster from all state nominated entries will be selected to win. 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 U.S. Savings Bond.
The Kentucky nominee will receive an Award of Excellence from KSP and their poster will be displayed at the Kentucky State Fair in KSP's Safety Town Exhibit.
Posters must be original, handcrafted artwork; 8 ½ 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, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.
"This is a great opportunity for Kentucky fifth grade students to participate in a national effort that promotes a child safety educational program," said Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard, Commander for the KSP Public Affairs Branch. "The poster contest and the educational activities that accompany it are designed to bring awareness to the number of children who go missing each year and serve as a reminder to both parents and students the need to be aware of potential danger."
Saint-Blancard hopes that this contest will remind parents to talk with their children about safety awareness and remind youth of simple basic rules:
- Never go out alone.
- Always tell an adult where you’re going.
- Say NO if you feel threatened physically or sexually and tell a trusted adult.
- Don’t let peer pressure lure you into drugs or alcohol. Have the confidence to say NO to substances that could harm your body and cloud your judgment.
For more information please contact the Branch at 502-782-1780 or visit http://mecptraining.org/poster-contest/poster-contest-resources/ .
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