FMCD Contests and Important Links 

Poster and Essay Contest 

The National Missing Children’s Day poster contest sponsored by the United States’ Department of Justice’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office and the Florida state-wide winner of the National Missing Children’s Day essay contest sponsored by FDLE and the Department of Education are to be held in 2022. The National Missing Children’s Day poster and the Florida Missing Children’s Day essay contest is designed to promote awareness among parents, teachers, and children and engage them in discussions regarding child safety.

The goal of these contests and events is to provide teachers, families, and communities with the opportunity to discuss ways for children to stay safe from abduction. Students are invited to watch the Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremony on the Florida Channel or via the web at This event will occur on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Capitol Courtyard in Tallahassee, Florida in which the poster selected as the statewide winner will be on display.

Please join us in participating in the poster contest for 2022. The state-wide poster contest winner will have their poster made into a billboard that will be shown around the state. In addition, the state-wide poster winner will receive a prize on Florida Missing Children’s Day. Please click below to download the poster contest flyer and the 39th Annual Poster Contest Packet. We are looking forward to the poster contest submissions.

Poster Contest Flyer

39th Annual Poster Contest Packet


Essay Contest rules and submission deadline are upcoming and TBD.

Important Links

The Missing Endangered Person Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC):                       website

MEPIC is the central repository of information regarding missing endangered persons in Florida. MEPIC assists law enforcement agencies and Florida's citizens in finding missing persons by providing analytical services and engaging the public in the search. MEPIC is responsible for releasing all AMBER Alerts, Missing Child Alerts, Enhanced Missing Child Alerts. and State Silver Alerts in Florida. Sign up for Alerts by clicking here.

National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs):                                      website

NamUs is a national information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases across the United States. Resources are provided at no cost to law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, allied forensic professions and family members of missing persons. 

Florida's Sexual Offenders and Predators Search (SOPS)                                             website

SOPS contains public record information on sexual offenders and sexual predators under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime

Florida Unidentified Decedents Database (FLUIDDB)                                                   website

A central clearinghouse for family, friends, or law enforcement searching for a missing person. FLUIDDB contains information about people who have been found deceased in Florida and whose identities remain unknown.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)                                    website

The nation's clearinghouse and reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization.