Enter our art competition to help residents feel at home this Christmas

Published 22 November 2021

Updated 17 December 2021

Voting is now open for you to choose the Christmas art competition winner. You can vote by using our online form until Friday, 7 January 2022.


The season of goodwill is fast approaching, and we want to give the artists of Wakefield the opportunity to showcase their talents, as well as support local charities who have found fundraising during the pandemic, particularly difficult. 

For Christmas this year, we want to find artists of any age and ability to have their artwork displayed in our newly refurbished Independent Living Scheme, Stoney Garth for our residents to enjoy. The winners will also be offered a £200 donation to their chosen local charity. 

After all the challenges we have faced; time spent apart from friends and loved ones; understanding what is important; and getting used to a new world, this Christmas we are focusing on two themes: Reconnecting with life and loved ones again; and understanding what Home is… to different people.

We want to know what “Reconnecting” or “Home is” means to you. You can choose to take a photograph, paint or draw a picture that represents either of those two themes.

To enter, send a clear photograph of your work to competitions@wdh.co.uk, by Friday, 10 December 2021. Please, add a supporting sentence of no more than 50 words to explain your work.

Please, read the full terms and conditions of the competition below.


Christmas art competition 2021 - Full terms and conditions

  • The competition is open to all Wakefield residents of any age.
  • One entry per person.
  • Competition opens 8.00 am on Monday, 22 November 2021 and closes at 23.59 pm on Friday, 10 December 2021.
  • The artwork can be a drawing, a painting or a photograph up to a maximum size of A1 or 24 x 30 inches. The artwork must illustrate either of the categories below: “Reconnecting” - What reconnecting with loved ones means to you; and “Home is…” - What makes you feel at home. 
  • Entries must be submitted as a clear photograph of the artwork by email to competition@wdh.co.uk by 23.59 pm on Friday, 10 December 2021, including a supporting sentence of no more than 50 words to explain your work.
  • Entries will be shortlisted by a judging panel. The shortlist will be opened for an online public vote. The five artworks received the most votes will be announced as winners.
  • The winning artwork will be put on display in the Independent Living Scheme, Stoney Garth in Wakefield. Runners up will also have their artwork displayed at other Independent Living Schemes across the district.
  • The winner will win £200 and the four runners up will win £100 each which WDH will donate directly to their chosen charity, within one month of the competition closing.
  • The chosen charity to receive a donation must be a registered charity.
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize. 
  • The winner will be informed by email or phone within 14 days of the closing date and must respond within 14 days to claim their prize. 
  • The winner and their entry will be used for publicity. We will use the winning submission and name and photo of the winner for publicity on our website, social media and / or in any promotional material connected to this competition. It is a condition of entry that you agree to taking part in this publicity.
  • Copyright in all artwork submitted for this competition, where applicable, remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their entering the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to WDH to feature any or all of the submitted images of the artwork in any of their publications, their websites and / or in any promotional material connected to this competition and allows WDH to display the original artwork in any WDH property.
  • This promotion is being run by WDH, Merefield House, Whistler Drive, Castleford WF10 5HX. Ends.




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