VIEW & VOTE: Liam Weekes is finalist in Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017

Artist Liam Weekes
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Comic book style artist Liam Weekes is in the live design category final of our Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 talent competition - check out his work and if you like what you see vote for him below.

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Liam Weekes' comic book style art

Liam Weekes' comic book style art

Liam, aged 24, from the Headingly area of Leeds. is thrilled to have his art featured in the final of Excite and Entertain Leeds, being judged at White Rose Shopping Centre, in Dewsbury Road, Leeds, this Saturday - January 28 - from 11am. Come cheer him on. We hope to crown our winners before 4pm.

But you don't have to leave home to vote. You can email us using the vote link below.

VOTE: If you like Liam's work - pictured on this page - click on this link to send us an email, ensuring it has Liam Weekes in the subject field. Also include your full name and contact details before you press send - CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, simply email exciteleeds@ypn.co.uk with Liam Weekes in the subject field and include your details in the email.

Check out our voting rules, terms and conditions below.

Liam told us: "I developed an interest in comic art from a young age taking inspiration from some of my favourable artists such as Jim lee, Kaws and Mcbess.
"I studied level two art and design at Leeds College of Art, this enabled me to try out new art styles and use new tools such as paint and chalk.

"Most of my illustrations were done in 0.05 ink pen, so this was a great opportunity to enhance my collection.

"Other than my interest in art I am a blackbelt in the martial art kickboxing and in the past have taken part in various competitions.

"I mostly sit and doodle with my five year old daughter, Evie, who I think is following in my footsteps as she already has a love for art."

THE COMPETITION

Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017 is looking for creative talent and in the design category we have four finalists - two photographers and two artists.

First prize is £2,500 cash, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their winning artwork on a billboard in Leeds city centre.

We also have seven musical performers, each also hoping to win a £2,500 cash prize in their category, along with casino bookings as well as an exciting contract with industry leading music and entertainment agency, Champions, that could see their entertainment career soar.

Check out all the finalists and vote for your favourite in each category. For full details - CLICK HERE

VOTING RULES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We are giving you, our readers, a chance to vote - by email - to help our judges pick the winners.

Voting is easy, using the email vote link on the profile page of each of our finalists.

Only one vote per category, per email account allowed - duplicate votes will not be counted. Deadline for votes will be five minutes after at the last finalist has performed in live grand final, on Saturday, January 28. Votes after this time will not be considered. The competition is due to finish around 3pm.

Readers votes will then be taken into consideration to help our judges make their final decisions.

Remember to turn out to cheer on your favourites at White Rose Shopping Centre in Dewsbury Rd, Leeds, on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 11am.

* If you do not want your information to be use for marketing purposes please make it clear in your email, above your own name and contact details, by writing NO MARKETING.

Usual Johnston Press rules, terms and marketing conditions apply - see www.johnstonpress.co.uk/competition

Grosvenor Casinos 'Excite and Entertain Leeds 2017' competition terms and conditions also apply. For full details - CLICK HERE.

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