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The Langdon Doidge art competition 2012 has now taken place, but you can take a look at the wonderful shortlisted entries.
The 20 entries that made it to the shortlist for the Langdon Doidge art competition 2012 were showcased on the Mencap Cymru stand at the National Eisteddfod. The competition is open to any adult with a learning disability in Wales. Visitors to the Maes in the Vale of Glamorgan were able to vote for their favourite piece, and people could also vote online.
The winning entry
Over 2,000 people voted for their favourite, and the piece with the most votes was a striking mosaic of the Welsh dragon, created by a group from the Morswyn day centre in Anglesey. They received a prize of £150, donated by Nolan Upvc.
The centre’s manager, Thelma Parry, was congratulated on the Maes by Adrian Phillips of Nolan Upvc, south Wales central assembly member Eluned Parrott, and representatives of Mencap Cymru.
The Mencap Cymru committee prize
The Mencap Cymru co-chair, Mary Oliver, chose her favourite on behalf of the Mencap Cymru committee - a tapestry sewn by Wendy Payne of Wattstown Day Centre. She won £50, which was also donated by Nolan Upvc.
It’s always hard to chose my favourite, as the standard of the artwork is always of such a high standard. Well done to the group from Anglesey and to Wendy Payne and to everyone who took part. The completion continues to bring joy to thousands across Wales, and shows what people with a learning disability can do with just a small amount of support.
The Mencap Cymru co-chair, Mary Oliver
If you have any questions about the competition, please contact the Wales learning disability helpline on0808 808 1111.
If you want to find out about events like this, check out Art Spider, our section of the website dedicated to the learning disability arts world. You can find out about current projects, see what's on in your area, or browse our useful downloads for tips, advice and inspiration.