THE Oswestry Youth Music Festival’s logo for 2024 has been decided after a competition to design it was won by a teenager.

Congratulations were given by festival organisers to Bella Grayston, a 13-year-old student at Oswestry School who won the competition to design this year’s Oswestry Youth Music Festival logo.

Organisers say that the festival was inundated with many entries this year and the winning design was chosen by the Youth Music Festival committee.


A spokesman said: “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 voucher from Church Street-based business Booka Bookshop earlier this week.

She was full of praise for Bella’s efforts.

“The Youth Music Festival is an important event in the Oswestry calendar celebrating talented young musicians across the area,” she said.

“This logo embodies the spirit of the competition and Bella did a fantastic job with her design – congratulations.”

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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 is up and running, starting on Tuesday, February 27 until this Sunday, March 3 across three venues in Chapel Street at Christchurch, Hermon Arts, and the Methodist church in central Oswestry.

There are 88 competitive classes ranging from solo instrumental and vocal classes to orchestras, rock bands, choirs, and musical theatre ensembles.