In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th as National Missing Children's Day. Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this noble cause.
Each year, in recognition of National Missing Children’s Day, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office invites 5th graders from across the state to participate in a poster competition.
This year’s first-place contest winner is Shelby Steele from North Platte, Nebraska. As winner of the state contest, Shelby's poster was submitted to a national competition with the U.S. Department of Justice. This event allows young students from across the United States opportunity to creatively express the theme, “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.”
(Artwork by 2017 Nebraska Poster Contest Winner, Shelby Steele of North Platte, Nebraska)