Submissions are now OPEN for the 2024 Montana Law Enforcement Appreciation Poster Contest, as announced by the MT Attorney General, Austin Knudsen.

Elementary students across Montana are welcomed to submit artwork showing their appreciation for Montana's law enforcement officers who risk their lives daily keeping our communities safe.

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

A statewide winner will be selected from the seven regional winners, to celebrate with AG Knudsen, MHP Colonel Steve Lavin, and local law enforcement in May. Plus, the winner will have the opportunity to ride along with Col. Lavin, and the winning poster will be displayed in MT DOJ offices and made available to law enforcement offices across Montana.

AG Knudsen had this to share:

This contest is a great opportunity for our youngest citizens to show their support and respect for our law enforcement officers.

And MHP Col. Lavin added:

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.

How Do I Enter?

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First up, you need to know the rules:

  1. Applicants must be in elementary school.
  2. Artwork should reflect why the student appreciates law enforcement.
  3. Artwork that has been digitally produced is not allowed. Artwork should be created using acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, markers, crayons, pastels or other methods.
  4. The preferred size for posters is 8.5" by 14". Submissions that are 8.5" x 11", and 11" x 17", are also allowed.
  5. To complete the submission, the applicant must also include a brief biography and a completed application form.

Your application must include the original artwork, contest application, and release form. Mail your submission to:

Montana Attorney General
Attn: Law Enforcement Poster Contest
215 N. Sanders
Helena, MT 59601

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

Good luck!

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