DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Valentine’s Day is a month away. Maybe less by the time you read this. So what’s the best V-Day present for your significant other? It’s sharing your own personal love story with Los Angeles Downtown News readers. In honor of Cupid’s favorite holiday, Downtown News is giving away romantic gifts galore to those who have great tales of amour to share. We’re looking for essays — no more than 200 words — in three categories: Best Wedding Day/Engagement Story, Most Romantic Story, and for those less bullish on Feb. 14, Best Worst First Date Story. All or part of the submissions may be published in our special Romance in the City issue (or online), which hits stands Feb. 11. Winners in the various categories will receive prizes such as a one-night stay at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, dinner at Noé restaurant and $100 cash, a $100 gift card to Morton’s, and a $50 gift card to Katsuya. Entries are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, and become the property of Downtown News. Seriously, no more than 200 words. Submit by emailing your entry to with the subject line Love Story Contest, or mail entries to Los Angeles Downtown News, 1264 W. First St., Los Angeles, CA, 90026.

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