CSPD sponsors Valentine card contest

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Feeling creative? Got a hankering for a gigantic pillow that looks like a donut?

Or, if you simply would like to take the time to send hearts and kisses to the local cops, this contest is for you. As long as you’re age 3 to 10, that is, and live in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Police Department announces its fourth annual Valentine’s Day contest.

“For the last few months, a large plushy donut has been rolling around our offices and it’s ready for a new home!” the department says in a news release.

“We are asking for the most creative homemade Valentine’s Day Card. CSPD Chief Adrian Vasquez will choose the top three cards. Those cards will then be shared on social media for our community to vote on their favorite,” the release says. “The overall winning valentine’s creator will get this large plushy donut as their own.”

After the contest is judged, all the cards submitted will be distributed to CSPD officers across the city.

How to Submit a Valentine’s Day Card

Please address your homemade cards to “The Community Relations Unit” and drop them off or mail them to the Police Operations Center, located at 705 South Nevada Avenue. You can also drop cards off at your nearest substation. Be sure to include the child’s name and age, along with a parent or guardian’s name and phone number. The contest will run from Jan. 18 to Feb. 6.


Jan. 18: CSPD begins accepting submissions

Feb. 6: Chief Vasquez selects the top three cards

Feb. 8: The top three cards are put on social media for community voting

Feb. 10: Community voting on social media ends

Feb. 14: Winner is announced

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