Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open challenges budding young artists with ‘Design a Board’ competition

Aberdeen Asset Management has announced 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.