2020 FMCD Essay and Poster Contest

Essay Contest – All Entries Must Be Received by FDLE by March 5th, 2021.

  • All essays must focus on things children can do to help keep them safe from abduction while at home, at school, at a library, at a friend’s house, or anytime they are away from their parents.
  • All essays must be no longer than one (1) typewritten or two (2) handwritten pages. If it is typewritten, the font and font size must be Times New Roman, size 12 or 14. If handwritten, it must be legible.
  • Essays must be grammatically correct and free of spelling errors. They must demonstrate clear thought processes and be based on realistic scenarios.
  • The submission form (attachment #4) with a complete school/program contact information AND the parent/guardian release and consent form must accompany each essay when it is submitted.
2021 Teacher Essay Guide
2021 Essay Contest Flyer
2021 Parental Release Form

Only ONE ESSAY FROM EACH SCHOOL can be submitted to the essay contest coordinator (except for home-schooled students who may send their entries directly to the essay contest coordinator). Each school is encouraged to have a school wide essay contest with an overall school winner that is then submitted. Essays can be submitted via email at FMCD@fdle.state.fl.us or by mail.

Poster Contest – All Entries Must Be Received by FDLE by February 15th, 2021‚Äč

  • All posters must be created using the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home” (these words must appear on the poster to qualify).
  • Posters must measure 8 ½ x 14 inches
  • Posters must be created by hand. Students can use pencil, crayon, marker, pastel, acrylic, paint, watercolor, charcoal, etc.
  • Posters cannot include printed images, collages, or stamps.
  • All posters must be submitted with a completed Contest Application and Consent Form.

Poster Contest Packet
Poster Contest Application and Consent Form

Posters and essays can be mailed to the following address:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Attn: Ashley Bullard (EIS)
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Essay submissions can also be emailed to fmcd@fdle.state.fl.us.