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Farming Through the Seasons Poster Competition Launched

A fantastic competition to get children thinking about the rural landscape around them is being launched today (Wednesday 17 October) by NFU Scotland.

The competition follows on from previous popular ones run by the Union to engage children with agriculture and thinking about where their food comes from.

This competition, which will be judged by President Andrew McCornick, is asking children to draw their interpretation of ‘Farming through the Seasons in Scotland’.

As well as having the opportunity to win great prizes, the winners will also have their drawings featured within the Union’s membership magazine the Scottish Farming Leader and on other NFU Scotland marketing material.

First prize is a Siku farm bundle comprising of a Siku farm starter set, a cover and tyres set and a Siku John Deere 8430 tractor with livestock trailer – valued at £79.90 and provided courtesy of Farm Toys Online.  Second prize is a £50 Amazon gift card.

Andrew McCornick, President of NFU Scotland commented: “Throughout the year the rural landscape looks fantastic, from the changing colours through autumn to the lambs and calves in fields in the spring to beautiful sunsets and sunrises over the land that we farm, we really do live and work in a beautiful place.

“We are always looking at new ways to engage children in farming and this competition aims to get their creative juices flowing and have them creating something which they can relate to.

“We have run successful competitions like this in the past, and it’s always great to see what young people and children can come up and what their interpretation of the subject and I can’t wait to see what they come up with this time round.”

The competition is open to children aged three to 15. The artwork should be created in pen or paint on an A4 size of paper in portrait orientation. The child’s name and age should be written on the back of the drawing alongside the parent or guardian’s contact number and address, and an alternative method of contact, such as email or alternative phone number. Original artwork should be submitted by Tuesday 20 November at noon to Ruth McClean, NFU Scotland, Rural Centre, West Mains, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8LT.

Notes to Editors

  • ‘Farming through the Seasons in Scotland’ poster competition is being launched today (17 October).

The instructions are as follows:

  1. The drawing must be in pen on an A4 sheet of paper, in portrait orientation.
  2. It must depict the child’s interpretation of ‘Farming through the Seasons in Scotland’.
  3. Originals of the drawing should be sent to: Ruth McClean, NFU Scotland, Rural Centre, West Mains, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8LT by Tuesday 20 November at noon.
  4. Please include on the back of the drawing (in pencil if necessary) the child’s name and age, the parent or guardian’s contact number and address, and an alternative method of contact, such as email or alternative phone number.
  5. The winners will be contacted on November 23.


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Contact Ruth McClean on 0131 472 4108

Author: Ruth McClean

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News Article No.: 141/18


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Ruth McClean

Having worked in the communications and journalism industry for the last 11 years, NFU Scotland’s Communications Manager Ruth McClean understands the needs of journalists and has extensive knowledge of the wider agricultural industry. After growing up in Argyll and Bute and working in the area as a reporter for local newspapers for eight years, Ruth joined NFU Scotland in 2013 in her current role. She is also Editor of the Union’s membership magazine the Scottish Farming Leader.

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