The Judy Townsend Award
The annual Belle Vue Arts Festival is the brainchild of Judy Townsend, a former teacher and Mayoress of Shrewsbury. In 2003, Judy, along with the help of friends and local artists, came together to create an inspiring week of arts events for the local community of Belle Vue.
Now, several years later the festival continues through the efforts of a small group of committed volunteers and a wide network of supporters.
The Belle Vue Arts Festival are keen to to encourage young people with an award. This is aimed at either a young person or a group.
2023 winner: Mae Hilton
Awarded for outstanding creativity and enthusiasm
2022 winner: Seb Branfield
2021 winner: Jet Pariera
2019 winner: Max Parsons
Awarded for showing great artistic promise and enthusiasm, and for his excellent first prize photography entry
2018 winner: Coleham Year 6
The entire Coleham Year 6 won due to their general enthusiasm and rocketeering knowhow!
2017 winner: Ingrid Cluve
Winner of the Plant & Craft Fair poetry competition. Awarded for artistic and creative talent
2016 winner: Anna Streetly
Outstanding art talent. See Socially Distanced Studio work and recent children's book illustrations
2015 winner: Eleanor Wade
Young local artist. Award for outstanding art talent
2014 winner: Heidi Clark
Young local artist and writer. Inaugural award for outstanding new talent