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Winners announced for the 22nd Walker Morris Charity Calendar Competition

Talented young artists are presented with prizes for Calendar Paining Competition.

Children from Yorkshire’s primary schools have been awarded prizes for their artistic talents in the 22nd Walker Morris Children’s Calendar Competition.

The winners of the Walker Morris Charity Calendar Competition in aid of Martin House Hospice have been announced at a special presentation ceremony. The winners and runners-up were presented with their prizes at the Walker Morris offices on Saturday 12 November.

Renowned Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson and Walker Morris’ Chairman of the Partners David Smedley, who were both judges, presented the children with their prizes. The 13 talented winners, one for each month of the year plus the coveted front page, were all presented with a hamper full of artists’ materials worth £50 and a cheque for their school for £250. In addition, the 28 runners-up also received a prize.

All proceeds from the sales of the calendar go to Martin House Hospice. Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and support families from across West, North and East Yorkshire both at the hospice and in the community.

David Smedley commented:

“As always, we are absolutely astounded by the level of talent in the region. The quality and the creativity of the artwork is a credit to the children, their teachers and the schools. As a firm we are extremely proud of the calendar and the money it raises in support of Martin House and we hope it brings a smile to everyone’s faces for 2017.”

Ashley Jackson added:

Seeing the Walker Morris Calendar in print is an experience that never fails to excite and surprise me, the level of technique, colour and inspiration is fantastic. For those who took part this year I wish to thank you, you should be proud of your achievement whether you managed to have your work printed within the calendar for you are supporting other children and their families at Martin House“.

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

For a full list of winners please click here.

Calendar Competition Presentation November 2016 with David Smedley - Employment Partner, Ashley Jackson - Artist Dean Poole, West Yorkshire Printing and Competition Winners.