Many have likely heard the alarming AMBER Alert sound ringing across cell phones, radios, or televisions, and have felt fear for the families who have a missing child.

IN Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) said, “Some alerts are never answered. To help reunite missing children with their families and promote child safety, Indiana State Police encourage fifth graders from across the state to enter the 2024 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.”

Students may submit one piece of artwork that includes the theme “Bringing Our Missing Children Home” somewhere on the poster. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 16.

Jordan said, “The winning poster for the state will then be entered into the national judging competition. The national winner will be invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Missing Children’s Day ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 22.”

Indiana State Police urge Hoosier parents and guardians to keep updated photos and a DNA sample of their child in the event they go missing.

More safety tips can be found here.

Click here for all the contest rules.

Photo: Indiana’s winning poster from 2023.