St Francis Student Wins Young Designer Competition

A student from St Francis’ College has won the Letchworth Young Designer Competition, a contest launched as part of the first phase of a town-wide consultation asking people about day-to-day life in Letchworth by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.

Charlotte Bexfield from St Francis’ won the competition amidst strong competition from local students. The students were tasked with designing, creating or curating an image which captures the spirit of a modern garden city, which would then be used as part of the branding for the consultation.

David Ames, Executive Director of Stewardship & Development for the Foundation, said: “We wanted to use the competition to engage with students on the topic of Letchworth and to get them to reflect on what a garden city as a concept means to them. We’re very happy with the results and the quality of entries we received overall, and would like to congratulate Charlotte on her winning entry.”

Charlotte’s design featured a beautifully crafted leaf cut design incorporated the vision of Ebenezer Howard’s three magnet planning of Letchworth, to pull together town and country to create a future Garden City, while also pulling on the historic and cultural foundations of the town.

The winning prize for the competition is £200 towards St Francis’, with Charlotte getting the opportunity to showcase her work to residents as part of the Foundation’s engagement programme.

To find out more about the ongoing consultation on the future of Letchworth, visit