Aer Lingus challenges students to get creative for UGP art competition

To celebrate the seventh year of their partnership with the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix, Aer Lingus has launched an art competition for P7 pupils which asks them to design a new t-shirt for their mascot, Rover the Flying Clover. 

Rover, who is a big fan of road racing, is calling on students to use their imagination and artistic talent to create a design that he can wear during Bike Week at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix, which runs from the 3rd – 8th August.

To enter teachers can download the t-shirt template below and follow the instructions on where to send completed entries.

A judging panel from Aer Lingus and the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix will select a winner once entries close on the 8th June 2015, before announcing the winner on 10th June.

The winning pupil will be awarded four tickets for Bike Week 2015 and their whole class will receive a special visit from Rover the Flying Clover and a mystery motorbike racer, as well as a full set of t-shirts printed with the winning design.

Andrea Hunter, Business Development Manager at Aer Lingus said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing all of the entries as they come in.

Whether the students are racing fans, budding fashion designers or they just like to get creative, I’m sure they will all enjoy making their designs and it’s a great way to get kids using their imagination.

Aer Lingus are delighted to be partnering the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix for what is now our seventh year. It’s a fantastic homegrown event and with 50,000 fans visiting the track during Bike Week, it’s one we are proud to support.”

Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix said: “You only have to look around the paddock during Bike Week to see how many young fans road racing has.

This competition is great way to get them involved with the sport and it’s also a bit of good fun, I can’t wait to see the winning design.”


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