Here’s your chance to design commemorative trophies for America’s Cup World Series

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  • Competition winner will get to design commemorative trophies for America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth
  • Contest marks 1851 Trust’s appointment as official cup series charity
  • Entries must be received by June 23
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DESIGNERS are being given the chance to create commemorative trophies for the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth.

A competition has been launched to create awards for the teams competing at the spectacle from July 23 to 26.

The trophy competition is a great example of achieving these aims with young people that might not have previously experienced sailing or the America’s Cup.

Alasdair Akass, chief executive officer of the 1851 Trust

The contest is open to five to 16-year-olds from Hampshire – and organisers are after designs that reflect the event’s creativity and significance.

The Victory Trophies – given their name in recognition of Portsmouth’s maritime history – will be presented on the final day of the cup to competitors.

The competition has been set up to mark the 1851 Trust being selected as the cup series’ official charity.

It aims to get more young people into sailing and is supported by Ben Ainslie Racing.

The trust is launching a visitor centre at BAR’s headquarters in Old Portsmouth later in the year.

Alasdair Akass, chief executive officer of the 1851 Trust, said: ‘This is our home city, and we’re busy making plans to ensure that visitors and local residents get to experience the thrill of America’s Cup Racing long after the World Series moves on from the Solent.

‘One of our key aims is to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry.

‘The trophy competition is a great example of achieving these aims with young people that might not have previously experienced sailing or the America’s Cup.’

The chosen designer will receive two tickets to the cup series fanzone arena on Southsea Common and will be part of the trophy presentations.

Create your trophy design on A4 paper and post it to America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth Trophy Competition, TEAMORIGIN events, 19 College Road, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ.

Entries must be received by June 23.