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 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 2024. The poster contest is for 5th graders across Florida. 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 an award and award package on Florida Missing Children’s Day. Please click the below link to download the poster contest flyer and the 41st Annual Poster Contest Packet. We are looking forward to the poster contest submissions. All original posters must be mailed to FDLE at the address in the packet.

The Deadline for the Poster Contest is Monday, February 12th, 2024.

Poster Contest Flyer

Poster Contest Packet
 

Essay

Please join us in participating in the essay contest for 2024. The essay contest is for 5th graders across Florida. The state-wide essay contest winner will be invited to attend Florida Missing Children's Day on Monday, September 9th, receive an award and receive an award package that includes a $100 dollar check. 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.

The Deadline for the Essay Contest is Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Essay Contest Flyer

Essay Contest Packet


National Anthem Contest

Contest rules and submission deadline are upcoming. Contest deadline will be in June 2024.