The Missouri State Highway Patrol is inviting all Missouri schools to take part in the National Missing Children’s Poster Contest. The 2014 contest is open to all Missouri fifth grade students. The posters must measure 11″ x 14″ and reflect the 2014 theme, “Bring Our Missing Children Home.”

Each school will then choose a first place winner and submit it to the Highway Patrol’s Missing Person’s Unit no later than January 13, 2014. A completed application must accompany the poster. The application can be found on the Patrol’s website. One Missouri poster will be given an overall first place award and will then be automatically entered into the national competition.

Posters, along with the completed application can be mailed to:

MSHP Missing Persons Unit

Attn: Beth Holtmeyer, Q/DDCCC

PO Box 568

Jefferson City, MO     65102-0568

For more information regarding the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, please visit the Patrol’s website at [select Missing Persons Clearing House icon (under the Missing Persons Tab), then on the right hand side of the page, choose National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest link] or call the Missing Persons Unit at 573-526-6178.