Call for young Picassos across Aberdeen for charity drawing competition

Scotmid and RNLI drawing competition

SCOTMID and RNLI are inviting young Picassos, Warhols, and Rembrandts across Aberdeen to let their imaginations set sail ahead of the RNLI’s 200th anniversary.

Scotmid, in partnership with RNLI, has launched a nationwide competition for U18s to design the front cover of its magazine, Jigsaw, and asking them to create an image which they feel encapsulates the RNLI’s legacy, as it celebrates two centuries of heroic rescues and dedicated volunteering.

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The competition launch is celebrating Scotmid’s charity partnership with RNLI, which got underway last year and will run until August 2024.

Budding artists are invited to design a front cover that highlights the spirit of the RNLI’s work over the years within its communities, emphasising elements of inspiration, courage, and community spirit. The winning design will reach thousands of Scotmid members. In addition, the winner will receive an exclusive package of RNLI prizes.

Entry details are as follows:

  • Who Can Enter: Anyone aged 18 years and under.
  • The Theme: Artwork that embodies the spirit of the RNLI and its 200 years of brave, life-saving endeavours. The RNLI values are selflessness, courage, dependability and trustworthiness
  • Deadline for Entries: Make sure your masterpieces are submitted to Scotmid by 19 April 2024.
  • Submission Guidelines: Send your artwork to [email protected] or by post to the Scotmid Membership Team, Hillwood House, Harvest Drive, Newbridge, EH28 8QJ. If you email a submission, keep the original in a safe place in case you win!
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Kirsty Connell, Membership and Community Manager at Scotmid, said: “This competition is a wonderful way to commemorate such a huge milestone for the RNLI and our shared commitment to our communities. Partnering with the RNLI has been a privilege, as their tireless efforts serve as a lifeline. We’re excited to provide young artists a platform to express their creativity and honour the invaluable work of RNLI volunteers.”

Paul McKeown, Fundraising and Partnership Lead for the RNLI in Scotland, said: “What a fantastic way for young people to showcase their creativity and join us in celebrating this significant milestone. We eagerly anticipate seeing the entries and appreciate Scotmid’s support and dedication to our cause.”

Funds raised over the course of the charity partnership will enable the RNLI to purchase a new Atlantic 85 lifeboat, which will form part of its relief fleet and will be used by stations to assist in critical rescues during times when vessels are undergoing repairs or maintenance. 

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