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MHP Accepting Submissions For Law Enforcement Appreciation Poster Contest

Submissions are open for the 2024 Montana Law Enforcement Appreciation Poster Contest. Elementary school students across Montana are encourage to submit artwork showing their appreciation for Montana law enforcement officers who risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe.

The contest is a partnership between the Attorney General’s Office and Montana Highway Patrol to promote public service and showcase Montanans’ respect and gratitude for law enforcement officers.

“The law enforcement appreciation poster contest is a great opportunity for young people to reflect on the impact Montana’s law enforcement has on our communities,” MHP Col. Steve Lavin said. “The troopers and I look forward to this contest each year. Sharing what it means to be a law enforcement officer with students and connecting with our communities is a very important part of the job.”

A winner will be chosen from each of the seven Montana Highway Patrol districts and awarded an ice cream social for their class delivered by the Montana Department of Justice.

The winner will also have the opportunity to ride along with Col. Lavin. The winning poster will be displayed in Montana Department of Justice offices and made available to law enforcement offices across the state.

Contest rules:

Applicants must be in elementary school.

Artwork should reflect why the student appreciates law enforcement.

Artwork that has been digitally produced is not allowed. Artwork should be created using acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, markers, crayons, pastels or others.

The preferred size for posters is 8.5 x 14 inches. Submissions that are 8.5×11 and 11×17 will also be allowed.

To complete the submission, the applicant must also include a brief biography and a completed application.

Applications must include the original artwork, contest application and release form and should be mailed to the Attorney General’s Office to the attention of the Law Enforcement Poster Contest at 215 N. Sanders, Helena, MT 59601.

Applications and artwork must be received by April 26 and winners will be notified May 6.

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