Today at the Capitol Rotunda, Attorney General Tim Fox presented Lexi Erdahl, a fifth grader at Radley Elementary School in East Helena, with the 2016 award for the Montana Bring Our Missing Children Home poster contest.

“Lexi’s colorful poster depicts the opportunity that exists each new day for reuniting missing children with their loved ones,” Attorney General Tim Fox said.  “It tells the story of children from all over the country who are missing, and that we must never give up hope for finding them.  Lexi’s winning entry also serves as a timely reminder for parents and care-givers in communities large and small to talk to children about personal safety, in particular, how to stay safe on-line.”

Poster artwork was judged on originality, creativity, use of color and materials, and reflection of the contest’s theme. Written poster applications were judged on the level of understanding of the subject, clarity, and grammar.

Lexi’s class, as well her family, joined her at the award ceremony with Attorney General Fox this morning. She received a $100 cash prize and her poster was submitted to the national contest.

Lexi’s winning poster is available on the Montana Department of Justice Missing Persons website. This website also provides information on Montana’s AMBER Alert and Missing Persons programs, which are operated by the Division of Criminal Investigation at the Montana Department of Justice.