Scottish call for young artists with ‘Design a Board’ competition

25/03/2013 11:15:26
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open  (Getty Images)
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (Getty Images)

Aberdeen Asset Management is delighted to announce the launch of its competition to ‘Design a Board’ at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, held at Castle Stuart Golf Links, 11 – 14 July 2013.

Children aged under 16 at schools and golf clubs in the local Inverness area are invited to submit a piece of artwork depicting ‘Golf in the Highlands’, 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. Previous winners of the prestigious tournament include Ernie Els, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Colin Montgomerie and most recently, Jeev Milkha Singh.

Creativity is encouraged and artworks must be submitted in an A4 landscape format. Entries will be judged by a panel which includes Scottish golfer and Aberdeen Asset Management ambassador, Paul Lawrie.

As well as having their artwork turned into a course board at a professional golf tournament, the winner and their family will be invited to the Aberdeen Asset Management Pavilion for afternoon tea during the tournament. £1,000 of junior golf equipment will also be 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 10 years or under, who will win an Aberdeen golf pack and £250 in junior golf equipment donated to their school or golf club.

Commenting on the announcement, Douglas Connon, Head of Corporate Events at Aberdeen Asset Management, said: “We are now in the second year of our sponsorship of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and we are thrilled to be running this new ‘Design a Board’ competition and encouraging local budding artists to engage with golf and the tournament.”

Paul Lawrie said: “I am looking forward to being a part of the judging panel and discovering how children in the Inverness area depict ‘Golf in the Highlands’. It will be great to see a colourful piece of artwork in amongst the traditional advertising boards on the course when I am playing in the tournament at Castle Stuart in July.”

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 Louise Nash at WSM Communications: louise.nash@wsmcommunications.com, 0207 183 4610.

About the ‘Design a Board’ competition:

  • Size and materials: A4 landscape paper (must be flat – not 3D)
  • Deadline for entry: Monday 10th June
  • Eligibility: Under 16 school children or golf club members
  • Entries: Must include artist’s name, age, home address, telephone number, email address, and school or golf club name and address
  • Judging: Panel to be made up of Paul Lawrie, a representative from Aberdeen Asset Management, and one other person (to be confirmed)
  • Submission: All entries should be submitted to Golf Board Competition, c/o Tricker PR, 19 Victoria Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1UU
  • Prizes:
  • First prize:  Artwork is made into an on-course board at Castle Stuart Golf Links during the 2013 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
  • £1,000 of junior golf equipment donated to associated school or golf club
  • Winner and up to four family members invited to Aberdeen Asset Management Pavilion for afternoon tea on the day of their choosing
  •    Aberdeen golf pack
  • Runner-up: £250 of junior golf equipment donated to associated school or golf club
  • Five tickets to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the day of their choosing
  • Aberdeen golf pack
  • Under 10 winner: £250 of junior golf equipment donated to associated school or golf club
  • Five tickets to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the day of their choosing
  • Aberdeen golf pack