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The Henley Youth Festival is a totally individual event and as far as we know there is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the country!


It is a means of celebrating the talents and achievements of young people in our area and to give them experiences across a wide range of activities that they may not otherwise encounter. We support and promote the performing and visual arts, have some great team and individual sports events and also nurture other skills through workshops and competitions.


The first Henley Youth Festival took place in 1994 and now well over 1,500 young people, ranging from 4 to 18 year olds, take part each year in about 35 different events and activities. The Festival itself takes place over a couple of weeks every March and many participants are busy preparing well in advance!

LOGO Design Competition

Create a logo for the #HYF2023 “GOING GREEN” theme.

The winning HYF Friendship theme logo will be used throughout the 2023 Henley Youth Festival next March for all to see - Online, In Print, Around Henley. Have a look at our flyer advertising the competition.

The Mayor of Henley and Ben Hargreaves from In8 Creative Design will be judging the competition ahead of a prizegiving presentation at HYF 2023. 


How to Enter:

Your design must include the HYF ‘letters’ image

The theme logo can be created on paper or digitally. You can download a Printable A4 PDF Template or a JPG to help you include the HYF ‘letters’ in your design.


  • PDF Template – download here, print out, create your masterpiece.

  • JPG File – download here, save to your computer, create your artwork.

  • Don’t have a printer – no problem – just draw the ‘HYF letters’ to the best of your ability into your design.


The example below shows the HYF Letters included in the 2022 Friendship winning theme logo:

Submitting your entry

When you’re happy with your work follow the 3-steps below:

  1. Take a PHOTO of your design OR SAVE your digital artwork in JPG or PDF format. (Attachment 1)

  2. Complete the ENTRY FORM carefully & take a PHOTO of it (Attachment 2)

  3. Email your entry with both Attachments 1 & 2 to by Sunday 31 July 2022.


Ask an adult if you need help with any of these steps

Closing Date

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 31st July 2022.


Who Can Enter

You are eligible to enter if you attend / live in the catchment area for one of the following participating schools: Badgemore, Bishopswood, Gillotts, Kidmore End, Nettlebed, Peppard, Sacred Heart, Shiplake, Sonning Common, Trinity, Valley Road OR if you attend Henley College, Shiplake College, Chiltern Edge, Rupert House or St Mary's.


Prizes will be awarded by The Mayor of Henley, Michelle Thomas, at an “invite only” presentation at Henley Youth Festival 2023.



Entries will be judged on imagination, creativity and interpretation of the Going Green theme and will be adjudicated by The Mayor, the HYF Chair and a professional graphic designer.

First Prize

The overall winner of the competition will receive the opportunity to sit with a professional graphic designer in a working studio and see their idea come to life; take home a framed print of the final artwork; and receive a trophy at the prizegiving presentation at the 2023 Henley Youth Festival.


Runners-Up will receive a certificate.


Other terms and conditions of the Logo Competition

You can find our general competition entry terms here.

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