Calling all budding artists and dog lovers (Sorry adults, kids only!)

(Last Updated On: November 4, 2014)

Here is a great competition for the children……

Pens and pencils at the ready, it’s nearly Christmas time and Devon and Cornwall police need their Force Christmas card designed.

Devon and Cornwall police have a competition to  name one of their new force puppies and winners will also have their design used as an e-card.

The winning entries will be selected by members of the Chief Officers Group, and then turned into e-cards which officers and staff at Devon and Cornwall Police can choose from in order to send Christmas or seasonal greetings.

Looking for a name...'C litter'

Looking for a name…’C litter’

The design must have a Christmas or seasonal theme that includes a police puppy reference somewhere within the design and the name for the puppy must be suitable for a working police dog. All potential names must start with the letter ‘C’

The winner/s will be able to visit Paul Glennon (the Force puppy development officer) and the puppies with their mum Ruby to name the puppy. You will get to spend up-to an hour with them and will have the opportunity to ask Paul any questions on training police dogs, or about dogs that you might have (You will be emailed or telephoned to arrange a date)

Devon and Cornwall police said:
“Christmas will be here before we know it and within the Corporate Communications department our thoughts have turned to the Force Christmas card… and we thought it would be a lovely idea to hold a competition with the prize of naming a puppy and to spend an hour with Paul (the Force puppy development officer), Ruby and her seven puppies at their home near Exeter.”

If you would like to take part…

You can use any medium to create your design depending on whether you prefer painting or drawing. These designs should be created on an A4 sized card.

If you’re handier with a mouse than a brush or pencil, then designs can also be submitted as electronic JPEG image files.
The design should also feature a police puppy reference.

All we ask is that you don’t use materials that make a raised collage design such as glitter or pasta shapes as these cannot be scanned to create the official e-card.

The closing date for entries is 26 November 2014. Full terms, conditions and instructions can be found on the Devon and Cornwall Police website at


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