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Wanted: Yorkshire’s budding young artists

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Walker Morris launches 22nd Children’s Charity Calendar Competition to raise money for Martin House.

Children in Yorkshire & Humber have the opportunity to win prizes for themselves and their schools in Walker Morris’ 22nd Children’s Charity Calendar Competition.

The law firm has launched its annual competition which is open to all primary school aged children in Yorkshire and Humber.  To enter aspiring artists simply choose their favourite month of the year and create a painting of that month.  The winning pictures will be used to create a calendar sold in aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice, which cares for Children and Young People with progressive life limiting illnesses, and provides support to their families.

The winners will receive a hamper of artists’ materials along with a cheque for £250 for their schools Runners-up will also receive a prize each.

The winning pictures will be judged by renowned artist Ashley Jackson, Dean Poole from West Yorkshire Printing and Walker Morris Partner, David Smedley.

David Smedley said:
“We are delighted to be launching our 22nd Calendar Competition and we are eagerly anticipating the entries.  It never fails to amaze me just how creative and inspiring the paintings are This explains the longevity of the competition and also serves as a reminder of how important it is to foster and nurture the talents of our future generation.  Whether they are aspiring lawyers or artists, we recognise that our future success depends upon developing and engaging our future workforce.”

Ashley Jackson said:
“Walker Morris has been a tremendous supporter of the arts in this country for many years and I am delighted to be continuing my long term association as a judge for their Calendar Competition. It is a connection I value highly and one which, I believe, over twenty years has continued to support creativity and the arts within the junior schools.  It is particularly important, given the difficult economic times we are experiencing, that business sustains support for the arts so that the next generation of artists, creators, and entrepreneurs are given equal value in an academic environment.  I look forward to being able to view a wealth of colour, talent and subject matter as seen through their eyes.”

Download our Calendar Competition entry form

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