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BFA Birthday Design Competition

Do you have a budding artist or designer in the family or just have a little one who loves to colour in and get creative? Then keep on reading…

Northampton is famed for being a leading force in the shoe making industry and is home to many of the world’s finest shoemakers. The British Footwear Association are celebrating their 120th birthday this year at the Abbey and we wanted to help them do so.

We are reaching out to the young designers of our local community to help us design a BFA Birthday shoe! Simply download the template and decorate and colour as you wish. The best designer will be invited to the big birthday bash and rewarded with a great prize from the BFA!

Open to under 16s. Closing date 15/03/2019.

Send your entries to – BFA Competition, Delapré Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW or alternatively you can drop them in to our shop or scan them into the computer and send to

Good luck and happy designing!

Download your shoe template here…

Smart shoe – Shoe1 High heel – shoe2