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Art Competition 2018

Welcome to the 35th Annual YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic Art Competition. 

This competition is for people of all ages who have learning difficulties or additional needs.
art competition winner 2016

Prize winners are announced and receive their awards from the Lord Mayor of Leeds at the YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic Christmas Carol Concert at Leeds Town Hall on Wednesday, 5 December.  All pictures will be on display in the town hall.  Each prize winner's entry is professionally framed!  art comp prep

A few of the winning pictures are printed as Christmas cards and notelets for sale the next year. Cards printed from some previous years' winners will be on sale at the concert. 

starry night 2

Click here to see our card sales page featuring some winning pictures from previous years.

image of pics on display at town hall

2018 Art Competition


1. 'Winter' from Vivaldi

2. Animals or nature

3. Artistic impression based on one of these two artworks:


Munch pines

See the letter opposite for more details.

All entries must be 2D artwork size A3 or smaller.

Entries are now due by Friday 16th November.

Send labelled pictures to:

Victoria Jacquiss, c/o Leeds ArtForms
Pudsey Civic Hall
Dawsons Corner
LS28 5TA

Click here to email Victoria.

We are able to put on this art competition because of generous donations from people like you. 

Please click here to see our LocalGiving page,
where you can make a donation.

2017 Art Competition Winners:

We can’t give out names, but we can say this:

prize winners and Highly Commendeds
came from Benton Park, Farnley,
John Jamieson, Green Kingsland Castleton,
 Kingsland Stanley, Milestone,
Pudsey Gateway, Woodbank and YAM.

Prize-winners received prizes and
Highly Commendeds received certificates.


YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic is the Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs, Registered Charity No. 1009204
Our Sponsors Include: leeds music education partnership logoheritage lottery fund logo  LCC logoleeds child friendly city logo  arts council logoaspire logo