Rutledge Announces 2016 Child Safety Poster Contest
September 11, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the 2016 Child Safety Poster Contest, which is open to all Arkansas students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Preparation and creation of the posters gives parents and teachers an opportunity to explain the many dangers they face and teach students strategies to stay safe. The 2015 contest saw a record number of participants with more than 1,100 students from across the state, and Rutledge hopes that number increases next year.
“It seems like every day there is a new and growing danger threatening our children,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am especially proud to sponsor this program because it teaches our children, in an interactive way, how to avoid danger and remain safe. Last year’s entries were beautiful, informative and thoughtful, and I look forward to seeing what thousands of talented Arkansas students will produce this year.”
2015 1st place winner, 4th grade, Magness Creek Elementary in Cabot
Students are asked to incorporate this year's theme of “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” The postmark deadline for entries to be received at the Attorney General’s Office is Jan. 20. Judging will take place in February, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in April.
The winning poster from the fifth grade will be entered into the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Contest rules and the entry form can be found at ArkansasAG.gov, or call the Attorney General’s Office Community Engagement Department at (501) 682-1020 for more information.