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Walker Morris celebrates Yorkshire’s young artists at 23rd Calendar Presentation Ceremony

Walker Morris announced the winners of its 23rd annual Children’s Charity Calendar Painting Competition at a special presentation ceremony at its offices on Saturday 11 November.

Children from the region’s primary schools were presented with prizes for their artistic talents by two of the Competition’s judges, renowned Yorkshire artist, Ashley Jackson and David Smedley, Chairman of the Partners at law firm Walker Morris. The winning paintings were chosen from over 1000 entries from schools across the Yorkshire and Humber regions.

The 13 winners, one for each month of the year plus the coveted front cover, were presented with a hamper full of artists’ materials and a £250 cheque for their school. In addition, the 27 runners-up were also presented with a prize.

All proceeds from the sale of the Calendar go to Martin House Hospice. Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and supports families across Yorkshire both at the hospice and in the community.

David Smedley commented:

“Every year we are astounded by the superb quality of the art that is produced by the region’s aspiring artists. We would like to thank all of this year’s entrants to the Competition and congratulate the winners and runners-up in our 2018 Charity Calendar. I would also like to thank my fellow judges Ashely Jackson and Dean Poole.”

Now in its 23rd year, the Calendar Competition continues to help support Martin House Hospice. The money raised from the sale of the calendars helps Martin House to achieve its fundraising goals and enables them to support families from across the region.”

Ashley Jackson added:

“Once again I am honoured to be a judge on the Walker Morris Calendar Competition, now in its 23rd year its legacy is the fantastic artwork the children have created over the years alongside the finance its sales have raised for Martin House Children’s Hospice. You cannot under estimate how art can change lives, for me as a young boy arriving in Yorkshire, the confidence of the children who take part in the competition and the children who require care at the hospice …  I am proud to play a small part and wish to thank Walker Morris LLP and all the schools who take part.

“I hope people go and buy the calendar the art work is truly original and you may be looking at the next generation of Yorkshire Artists.”

Calendars are now on sale for £5.00. Please contact or tel +44 (0)113 283 2500.

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Calendar Competition Winners Nov 2017