2024 FMCD Poster and Essay, and National Anthem 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 (FDLE), 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 2024.

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 9, 2024, at 10 a.m. at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum, 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(s) will sing “The Star Spangled-Banner” at the ceremony.

The Poster and Essay Contest have closed for the 2024 year.

National Anthem Contests

The Florida Missing Children's Day Foundation presents the 2024 National Anthem Contest for Florida Missing Children's Day. All children in 1st thru 8th grade are invited to participate.  Applicants may sing solo or in a group up to 3 individuals. The winner(s) of this contest will be invited to attend and sing the National Anthem at Florida Missing Children's Day on Monday, September 9, 2024, at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum in Tallahassee, Florida.

To be considered for the contest, you must upload your application and video/link to video singing the first verse of the National Anthem. The deadline for this contest is Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Important Note: If you are selected as the state winner, prize is contingent on singing at Florida Missing Children's Day on Monday, September 9, 2024. The winner is expected to sing the first verse of the National Anthem at the beginning of the ceremony. The state winner will receive a $150 dollar check, signed certificate with the Florida Governor's signature, 1 hotel night stay in Tallahassee on Sunday, September 10th, reimbursement for 1 vehicle's worth of gas at the state contract rate, and 2 individual meal reimbursement at the state contract rate. Please note that if a group participates, the prize, hotel reimbursement and meal reimbursement will be split between winners.  Winner families will be expected to pay the difference.

2024 National Anthem Contest Flyer

2024 National Anthem Contest Application - REQUIRED