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Artistic flair

Keen young artists from across the local area have the perfect chance to show their creative talent by helping to create the official event trophies for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth.

The ‘Victory Trophies’ competition returns for its second year, and is open to all Hampshire and Isle of Wight young people aged 5-16, with 6th June closing date for entries.

Last year, more than 2,000 entries were received, with eventual winner Leo Howard (aged six) from Solent Infant School in Farlington having his design professionally created into a stunning trophy and presented to the winning America’s Cup team at the prize giving.

To add to Leo’s delight, home team Land Rover BAR won, with Sir Ben Ainslie presented the ‘Victory Trophy’ by the HRH Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust. The creator of this year’s winning design will again be involved in the spectacular final day presentation on Sunday 24th July.

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth sees the world’s best sailors pitted against each other in three days of fast and furious racing from 22nd-24th July. Competing teams include local hero Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history and Team Principle and skipper of Land Rover BAR.

The winner will be chosen by an expert panel including official Artist in Residence of British America’s Cup team Land Rover BAR, Jeremy Houghton, official BT Olympic Artist for London 2012.

Other judges include Land Rover BAR sailor and 1851 Trust Ambassador David Carr, along with Mark Waldron, editor of The News Portsmouth.

To find out more about the competition and how to get involved, visit

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