Aspen Police launch graphic design competition
ASPEN, CO - 8/2//14 - The Aspen Police Department is welcoming a new fleet of vehicles this fall. Since 2001 the aspen leaf has adorned the patrol vehicles and the department would like to explore a fresh, creative design for their new vehicles. The design should capture a sense of Aspen that is original, inviting and approachable.
From now until September 8, 2014 community members can submit their graphic design concepts online at aspenpolice.com/contest or in person at the Aspen Police Department. Both hand drawn and digitally mastered designs will be accepted. Designs should incorporate an aspen leaf and encourage interaction between police officers and the public.
The competition is open to any individual or group interested contributing to the Aspen community. Local students are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome.
Following the deadline for submissions, community members will have a chance to show their support for their favorite design at aspenpolice.com/contest (poll open September 8th-10th). Designated members of the Aspen Police Department will determine the overall winner. They will take into account public input, overall conveyance of the Aspen spirit, creativity and approachability.
The overall winner of the competition will have their design featured on the new fleet of patrol vehicles*. They will also be invited to ride in the 2015 Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade in Aspen in one of the new vehicles. Runners up in the competition will have an opportunity to participate in a ride along in the new patrol vehicles and have dinner with the chief of police and patrol staff.
For complete competition guidelines and links to the design templates visit aspenpolice.com/contest. The submission deadline is September 8, 2014 (11:59pm MST).
Please direct all media questions to Blair Weyer, Community Relations Specialist, at (970) 315-2478.
*The Aspen Police Department reserves the right to use a design in its entirety, portions of a design or none of the designs submitted based on the quality of the submissions, feasibility of manufacturing the design and how well they meet theestablished guidelines.