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Cowes Week junior art competition winner

10 year old Izzy Shepard wins £1,000 for her sailing club Credit: ITV Meridian

Aberdeen Asset Management is delighted to announce the winner of the 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week junior art competition.

The piece of artwork from 10 year old Izzy Shepard, a member of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, successfully combined this year’s ‘Best of British’ theme with sailing at Cowes, securing the £1,000 prize-money from Aberdeen for her sailing club.

Izzy said: “I’m really, really pleased, it’s so exciting, I can’t believe it. I got the idea for the picture from a photo taken by my Granny years ago, which is up in our living room and which I really like.”

Entries were judged by a panel lead by double Olympic gold medallist and Aberdeen Asset Management sailing ambassador Shirley Robertson, who said: “The standard of entries was fantastic and Izzy’s piece of artwork is so accomplished for someone of her age.”

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