New Jersey State Police Encourages 5th Grade Participation in the 40th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

“With an annual theme of “Bringing Our Missing Children Home,” the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons & Human Trafficking Unit along with the Department of Justice are requesting 5th grade students’ participation in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

The annual contest creates an opportunity for schools, law enforcement, and child advocates to discuss the issue of missing and/or exploited children with youth, parents, and guardians and to promote child safety.
The winner, his/her parents, and teacher will receive a free trip to Washington, DC and be recognized at the National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony on May 24, 2023.

Additional information is available at the National Missing Children’s Day website (, where you can view previous artwork.

Please contact Detective Sergeant First Class Terrance Tennant #5977 by email: or Unit Head, Lieutenant Lance Moorhouse #5936 to receive your poster contest package or questions. All posters are due by February 15, 2023, to the above listed return mailing address. Thank you for your participation!”

Info about the national contest can be seen here: RS01446055.pdf (