Attorney General Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s Missing Children’s 2014 Poster Contest

Today at the Montana WILD Center in Helena, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Allison McJannet, a fifth-grader at Smith Elementary School in Helena, with the 2014 award for the Montana Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest.

“Allison’s colorful poster is a moving reminder that there are currently 60 missing school-aged children in Montana,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “It’s also a good reminder that all of us need to talk to our children and grandchildren about their personal safety in a variety of situations, whether they’re at school, in their communities, or online.”

Poster artwork was judged on originality, creativity, use of color and materials, and reflection of the contest’s theme. Written poster applications were judged on the level of understanding of the subject, clarity, and grammar.

Allison’s class, as well as her twin sister, parents, and grandparents joined her at the award ceremony with Attorney General Fox this morning. She received a $100 cash prize and her poster was submitted to the national contest.

“This program allows Montana fifth-graders to compete in state and national poster contests while giving schools the opportunity to teach students about personal safety,” said Jennifer Viets, Montana’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse Manager.

This is the sixth time Montana has participated in the annual national Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest. Allison’s winning poster is available below and on Montana Department of Justice Missing Persons website at www.doj.mt.gov/missing-persons. This website also provides information on Montana’s AMBER Alert and Missing Persons programs, which are operated by the Division of Criminal Investigation at the Montana Department of Justice.

Missing Children Poster A McJannet 2014