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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Announce Winner of 2012 AMBER Alert Poster Contest


Award ceremony honoring 5th grader to take place TOMORROW at Jefferson Elementary School in Green Bay


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will announce this year's winner of the annual National Missing Children’s Day poster competition during an award ceremony tomorrow at Jefferson Elementary School in Green Bay.  Attorney General Van Hollen will present the 5th grader with an award certificate, a U.S. Savings Bond certificate and a framed poster. 


Media are welcome to attend the festivities, which include a special presentation by the Jefferson Choir and the award ceremony, scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School, located at 905 Harrison Street in Green Bay, on Thursday, April 12, 2012. 


The state winner will represent Wisconsin in the national competition later this year.  The winner of the national contest will go to Washington, DC, to attend the annual National Missing Children's Day Ceremony and to accept a certificate and U.S. savings bond.


Tomorrow, the Department of Justice will provide each student at Jefferson Elementary School with a Child Identification Kit to take home.  Wisconsin's Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults develops and coordinates the process for the statewide poster competition. The Clearinghouse participates in Wisconsin's AMBER Alert Plan in an effort to enhance law enforcement's ability to respond when a child has been abducted.


Each state's Missing Children Clearinghouse will submit the single winning state poster to the U.S. Department of Justice for final judging. The national judging will take place in April, and one national poster contest winner will be selected for the trip to Washington, DC.