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Art Competition 2017

Welcome to the 34th Annual YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic Art Competition. 

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

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, 6 December.  All pictures will be on display in the town hall.  Each prize winner's entry is professionally framed!  Click here to learn more about the town hall concert.

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. 

Click here to see our card sales page featuring some of last year's winning pictures.

image of pics on display at town hall

2017 Art Competition Winners:

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

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

Prize-winners get prizes and
Highly Commendeds get certificates.


1. Prokofiev's Lt. Kije Troika

2. Jan Holdstock's Junkanoo and the
Junkanoo festival*

3. Winter at the seaside

4. In the style of Karla Gerard

* Members can find the recording of Junkanoo in the Members Area.  If not a member, click here for membership info and contact Victoria Jaquiss for information any further Art Competition information. 

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.


YAMSEN:SpeciallyMusic is the Yorkshire Association for Music and Special Educational Needs, Registered Charity No. 1009204
Our Sponsors Include:
LMEP arts council and leeds music logos