Attorney General Tim Fox Announces Winner of Montana’s 2013 Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
Today at the state Capitol, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Emma Kuoppola, a fifth-grade student at Ramsay Elementary School, with the 2013 award for the Montana Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest.
“We received a large number of excellent submissions from across the state, and I am proud of each and every child who put the time and effort into creating a poster and entering the contest,” Attorney General Tim Fox said. “As of this morning there are 54 missing school-age children in Montana, and Emma’s moving poster should inspire all of us to re-double our efforts to bring that number down to zero.”
“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.
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.
Emma’s class and parents joined her at the award ceremony with Attorney General Tim Fox this morning. She received a $100 cash prize and her poster was submitted to the national contest.
This is the fifth time Montana has participated in the annual national Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest. Emma’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.