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“Bring Our Missing Children Home”

In honor of missing children across the country, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), based in Lakewood, CO, announced this week that it is hosting a coloring contest for Colorado 5th grade students as part of a national campaign sponsored by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

Each year, the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) takes time to commemorate the valiant and unselfish acts of the many organizations and individuals who bring our missing children home.

Since 1983, May 25 has been designated as National Missing Children’s Day. Thousands of children are reported missing in Colorado each year. Law enforcement, citizens, and even children have been instrumental in keeping children safe and returning them home to their families, community, and school.

The poster theme is “Bring Our Missing Children Home” and will feature the artistic talents of kids throughout the United States. All Colorado posters must be submitted to the CBI by February 11, 2022.  The national office will not directly accept any entries.  Instead, the single best poster representing the state of Colorado will be forwarded on to the national office.

The DOJ will announce the winner at the annual National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on May 25, 2022. The winner of the national contest, along with his or her teacher and parents, will attend this special ceremony.

In addition to the DOJ ceremony, the CBI will also recognize the top three Colorado students for their winning poster entries at an event next May.

Fifth graders can submit their poster entries to:

CBI Attn: Poster Contest
690 Kipling St. Ste. 4000
Denver, CO  80215

Contact CBI Investigative Analyst Audrey Simkins at 303-239-5764 or Audrey.Simkins@state.co.us for information or questions.

The complete information packet can be found on the CBI website. One single entry will be submitted to DOJ on behalf of the state of Colorado.

Featured image: Colorado’s winning poster from 2021 from Paul Irvine, a student attending Stone Creek Charter School in Gypsum, Colorado.