Youngsters are being invited to create their own piece of golfing artwork for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open to win £1,000 of golf equipment for their school or golf club.
Children are invited to submit a piece of artwork depicting ‘Scotland – The Home of Golf’, which will be turned into a 2.4 metres by one metre on-course board, on display throughout the tournament which is being held at Royal Aberdeen from July 10 to 13.
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 television 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 one of the tour’s most prestigious events.
Entrants will be looking to emulate 13-year-old Jamie Walker, 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 Paul Lawrie.
The closing date for entries is June 9. 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 10 or under, who will win an Aberdeen golf pack and £250 in junior golf equipment donated to their school or golf club.
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.”
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.”
For more information on the competition and for full terms and conditions, visit www.aamscottishopen.com