Students who wish to compete will design a Crime Stoppers poster that depicts all of the following elements of the Crime Stoppers program:

    • Crime Stoppers Phone Number – (804) 780-1000
    • Website: rvacrimestoppers.org
    • Online via the P3 app on mobile devices
    • “All calls and online tips are anonymous – no caller ID, no recording devices, no name needed.”
    • Reward up to $1,000 if caller information assists with arrest.

Note: Posters should depict the work of solving crimes in the community in a positive way. The work of Crime Stoppers is not related to highway traffic issues.


Must be a high school student in Caroline, Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent counties or the City of Richmond.


    • Jurisdiction Winners: $500
    • Grand Prize Winners: $500 additional, for a total of $1,000
    • One award per entry category


    • Submission to SRO: March 18, 2024
    • Local Winners: April 1, 2024
    • Grand Prize: April 25, 2024


The final poster size is 11” x 17” (vertical or horizontal) with a crop and bleed to run on 12” x 18” stock. Note your name, school, grade on the back of the poster. There are two entry categories:

    • Digital Art (computer aided art design)
    • Traditional Art (pen, paint, other media)

All submissions must be printed along with a digital/scanned format for entry. Digital / Scanned formats can be forwarded to email: Info@RVACrimestoppers.org to include the Artist’s Name and school. Entries are collected at the high school level from the School Resource Officer or Art Department teacher.

There is one local winner selected from each participating jurisdiction for each entry category (digital / traditional). Those winners are finalists for the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers Board of Directors to select the region winner for each entry category.

Selected winners will be contacted and invited to attend a Crime Stoppers Board meeting to receive their reward.

Winning posters become the property of Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers for marketing uses, including reproduction, to promote the program in high schools and the community.


Email: Info@RVACrimestoppers.org

About the Crime Stoppers Program

Crime Stoppers is a partnership of the public, law enforcement and the media working to bring to justice those who perpetrate crimes and to prevent crime. Anonymity is assured by giving tipsters an identification number. Again, no names! Approved awards are paid out in cash by the identification number.

Hence, our slogan, “We don’t have to know who you are to know who they are!”