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2023 Holdsworth House Diamond Anniversary Art Competition

The Holdsworth House Diamond Anniversary Art Competition was established to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the house as an indpedndent, family business.

The competition ran for six months and garnered over 500 submissions. After extensive deliberation, the judges – TV writer and director  Sally Wainwright OBE, award-winning watercolour artist Paul Dene Marlor, and commercial and live illustrator Job Bird – selected winners for the Under-18s and Over-18s categories. Additionally, thousands of people cast their votes for the People's Choice Award.

We were truly astounded by both the quantity and quality of the entries. A massive thank you to everyone who participated and to all who voted. The winning artwork from each category will be displayed at Holdsworth House for 12 months. We really hope you get a chance to come and see them. You can see all the entries to the competition by following our special Instagram account.

Under-18 Winners

First Place: Chloe Marsh - "Wedding In The Garden"

Second Place: Amir Kaimoldin - "Model of Holdsworth House"

Third Place: Chloe Bonnard - "Lady Gazing At Holdsworth House"

Over-18 Winners

First Place: David Steeden - "The Holdsworth House"

Second Place: Pamela Bumby - "Tete a Tete"

Third Place: Matty Burnham - "By The Gate"

The People's Choice Award Winner

Titus Agbara - "60 Still Standing"

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors: Calder Art Supplies - Huddersfield; Friendly Framing - Halifax (310 Ovenden Rd, Halifax HX3 5TJ, 01422 252120)

Discover more about the winners on their social media:

Chloe Marsh: Facebook  |  Instagram

Matty Burnham: Facebook  |  Instagram

David Steeden: Facebook  |  Instagram

Titus Agbara: Facebook  |  Instagram

Shortlisted Entries: