Children’s Calendar Painting Competition Comes of Age

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12/03/2015

 

Walker Morris announces the launch of its 21st charity calendar competition

Walker Morris is offering all budding artists the chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools in its 21st annual Children’s Charity Calendar Competition.

The law firm’s award-winning annual competition is open to all primary school-aged children in the Yorkshire, Humber and North East Lincolnshire regions.  Entrants simply have to paint a picture to illustrate their favourite month of the year and the winning entries will be used to make a calendar, sold in aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice.

The winners will receive a hamper full of artists’ materials for themselves and a cheque for £250 for their schools.  Runners-up will also receive a prize.

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

To enter, please send the painting with a completed entry form. To obtain an entry form, contact the marketing department at Walker Morris, Kings Court, 12 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL tel: 0113 283 2500 email: hello@walkermorris.co.uk .

All proceeds from the sale of the Calendar are donated to Martin House Hospice.

Last year, as part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations, the winning and runner-up paintings were displayed at The Tetley, in Leeds, as part of a week-long unprecedented public exhibition of over 260 paintings from across the 20 years of the Competition.  The Exhibition attracted 4,000 visitors and raised over £1,500 through an auction which ran for the duration of the Exhibition offering.  The auction was a one-off opportunity to purchase the paintings from across the 20 years of the competition with all proceeds going directly to Martin House Hospice.