Congratulations to Bella Grayston, who has won the competition to design this year’s Oswestry Youth Music Festival logo. Bella is aged thirteen and attends Oswestry School.

There were so many entries this year and the winning design was chosen by the Youth Music Festival committee. The committee would like to thank everyone who entered the competition.

The winning logo will be used on the 2024 festival’s programme and be printed on stickers given to all festival entrants during the six-day event.

Oswestry Town Mayor, Councillor Olly Rose, presented Bella with her Booka voucher earlier this week. Olly commented “The Youth Music Festival is an important event in the Oswestry calendar celebrating talented young musicians across the area. This logo embodies the spirit of the competition and Bella did a fantastic job with her design – congratulations.”

Oswestry Youth Music festival has been running for 47 years and this year welcomes a record 525 entries, involving one thousand young musicians from forty schools across North Wales and Shropshire.

The festival takes place from Tuesday 27th February to Sunday 3rd March across three venues on Chapel Street at Christchurch, Hermon Arts, and the Methodist church in central Oswestry. There are eighty-eight competitive classes ranging from solo instrumental and vocal classes to orchestras, rock bands, choirs, and musical theatre ensembles.

Oswestry Town Mayor, Councillor Olly Rose, presenting Bella Grayston with her Booka voucher.