2023 FMCD Poster and Essay Contest
 

 

Poster, Essay, and National Anthem Contest

The National Missing Children’s Day poster contest sponsored by the United States’ Department of Justice’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office, the essay contest sponsored by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Department of Education, and the Florida Missing Children’s Day Foundation, and the National Anthem Contest sponsored by the Florida Missing Children’s Day Foundation are to be held in 2023.
The goal of these contests and events is to provide teachers, families, and communities with the opportunity to discuss ways for children to stay safe from abduction. Students are invited to watch the Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremony on the Florida Channel or via the web at www.theFloridaChannel.org. This event will occur on Monday, September 11, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee, Florida in which the poster selected as the statewide winner will be on display, the statewide essay contest will read their essay, and the national anthem contest winner will sing “The Star Spangled-Banner” at the ceremony.

 

Poster Contest

Please join us in participating in the poster contest for 2023. The state-wide poster contest winner will have their poster made into a billboard that will be shown around the state. In addition, the state-wide poster winner will receive a prize on Florida Missing Children’s Day. Please click below to download the poster contest flyer and the 40th Annual Poster Contest Packet. We are looking forward to the poster contest submissions.

Poster Contest Flyer

40th Annual Poster Contest Packet

The Deadline for the Poster Contest is Monday, February 6th, 2023.

 

Essay

FDLE, the Florida Department of Education, and the Florida Missing Children's Day Foundation present the 2023 essay contest for 5th grade students across the state. The goal of this contest is to promote safety awareness among Florida's children and encourage them to proactively think of ways to keep themselves safe from abduction. The state-wide essay contest winner will be invited to attend Florida Missing Children's Day on Monday, September 11th, receive a prize packet at the Florida Missing Children's Day ceremony that includes $100 dollars. We ask that schools only submit ONE entry per school. Homeschooled and after school students may submit their submissions directly. Please submit all entries to fmcd@fdle.state.fl.us. Please click below to download the Essay Contest Packet. We are looking forward to the essay contest submissions.
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Essay Contest Flyer
 
Essay Contest Packet
 

The Deadline for the Essay Contest is Friday, March 10, 2023.

 

National Anthem Contest

Contest rules and submission deadline are upcoming.