Logo competition for Angus Marafun

Pictured in Astute with the design a logo poster are, from  left - Paula Elvin director, David Valentine and Dr Gordon Peterkin.

Pictured in Astute with the design a logo poster are, from left - Paula Elvin director, David Valentine and Dr Gordon Peterkin.

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Schools across Angus have the chance to design the logo for next year’s Angus Rotary Marafun after a competition was launched.

Astute (Scotland) Ltd is the latest Angus company to back the Marafun, set for Sunday, May 25, and they have announced a logo competition for all schools.

Both primary schools and secondary schools across the county have been invited to enter a logo design for the 2014 event.

Paula Elvin, director of Astute, said: “We are looking for an eye-catching design that captures the essence of the day.

“The competition is aimed at encouraging team entries; promoting sports, health and fitness themes and using team sponsorship to support local charities and voluntary organisations.

“Perhaps the most important aspect of this key Rotary event is for people to enjoy it and have fun, so we are hoping the winning design will reflect this too”.

Gordon Peterkin, a member of the Marafun 2014, team welcomed Astute’s sponsorship announcement, saying: “The continued support from a company like Astute is a tremendous boost for our all-Angus campaign.

“I’m also delighted that the creative team at Astute have supported this particular competition, because they have all the experience and talent to inspire children across the county to get involved.

“It’s also tremendous that the judging will be done by Ian Callum, internationally-acclaimed Scottish car designer, and the prizes will include a visit to his design studio.”

Dave Valentine, Angus Rotary Marafun 2014 convener added: “We hope that Parent Teachers’ organisations will also get behind the competition and enter teams who can raise much-needed sponsorship cash for their own group as well as helping our main charity.

“The challenge is open to all ages and stages, with one winner each being chosen from primary and secondary schools as well as two runners-up from each.

“The winning design will be used on all promotional materials for next year’s Marafun.”

He added: “Due to the generosity of Astute, the winning primary and secondary schools will receive £200 vouchers for educational products.

“Astute is also donating cash prizes for first, second and third placed designers, as well as a visit to Astute’s design studios for all the winners to see their logo transformed from screen to a finished mug with their logo on.”