Monday, 26 May 2014
Paul Lawrie with Design a Board competition winner Jamie Walker ()
Paul Lawrie with Design a Board competition winner Jamie Walker ()

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  • Paul Lawrie was a judge for the Design a Board competition
After its successful launch in 2013, Aberdeen Asset Management is delighted to announce the continuation of its competition to ‘Design a Board’ at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, to be held at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, 10 – 13 July 2014, in which a local school or golf club could win £1,000 worth of golf equipment. 

As part of the Scottish ‘Summer of Sport’ which includes the Commonwealth Games and 2014 Ryder Cup, children in the local area are invited to submit a piece of artwork depicting ‘Scotland – The Home of Golf, which will be turned into a 2.4m x 1m on-course board, on display throughout the four day tournament in July. 

The board will be seen by some of the best professional golfers in the world as they compete in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, as well as thousands of spectators and a global TV audience. Defending champion Phil Mickelson, two-time Major winner Rory McIlroy and the English trio of Luke Donald, Justin Rose and Ian Poulter have all confirmed their attendance at what is one of the Tour’s most prestigious events.

Entrants will be looking to emulate Jamie Walker, aged 13 from Kilchuimen Academy, Fort Augustus, who won the 2013 competition after his artwork was selected from hundreds of entries. Entries will be judged by a panel which includes former Open Champion and Aberdeen Asset Management ambassador Paul Lawrie. Close of entries is the 9 June.

As well as having their artwork displayed on a course board at the tournament, the winner and his or her family will be invited to the Aberdeen Asset Management Pavilion for afternoon tea during the event with £1,000 of junior golf equipment being donated to their associated school or golf club. 

The runner-up will receive five tickets to the tournament, an Aberdeen golf pack and £250 in junior golf equipment for their school or golf club. 
There will also be a prize awarded for the best artwork by a child aged ten or under, who will win an Aberdeen golf pack and £250 in junior golf equipment donated to their school or golf club. 

Jill Maxwell, Head of Sponsorship at Aberdeen Asset Management, said: “Last year’s competition proved we have some extremely talented young Scottish artists out there, so we are thrilled to be running the ‘Design a Board’ competition for a second consecutive year. Having young people engage with golf and the tournament is great to see.” 

Paul Lawrie said: “I was very impressed by the high standard of entries in last year’s competition so I’m really looking forward to seeing how children from the local area depict ‘Scotland – The Home of Golf’ this time round. It’s a great way to get involved with the tournament and I wish all entrants the best of luck.”

For more information on the competition and for full terms and conditions, please visit www.aamscottishopen.com. 

For more information on Aberdeen Asset Management and the ‘Design a Board’ competition, please contact Robin Spring at WSM Communications: robin.spring@wsmcommunications.com, 0207 183 4610.

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