Rutledge Encourages Participation in Child Safety Poster Contest
January 21, 2015
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement today to remind Arkansas’s students in kindergarten through fifth grade of the approaching deadline for the Child Safety Poster Contest, an annual contest sponsored by the Attorney General’s Office:
“As your Attorney General, I am committed to protecting our children, and what better way to do that than with a program that teaches our children how to avoid dangers and remain safe. I have viewed several of the posters from previous winners and cannot wait to see what safety tips children use to highlight this year’s theme, ‘Bring Our Missing Children Home.’”
All entries must be postmarked to the Attorney General’s Office no later than Wednesday, Jan. 28. The contest is open to all Arkansas students, from kindergarten to fifth grade. Judges will view the posters and make selections in February, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in April. Information on those dates and times will be forthcoming.
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.
For more information, please contact the Attorney General’s Office at (501) 682-2007 and ask to speak with Carol or Rachel in the Community Relations Division or visit the Attorney General’s website by clicking here.