Beatrix Potter Awards Winners announced

Winners of the first Beatrix Potter Awards in the grounds of Lindeth Howe Hotel
Published : 09 Feb 2017 Last update : 14 Feb 2017

Yesterday saw the presentation of the first ever National Trust Beatrix Potter Awards held at the Lindeth Howe Hotel, Windermere.

The Awards were the final part of our year of celebration that took place throughout 2016, which would have been Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday. It felt like a fitting and appropriate end to hold these awards at the end of this very special year. 

We're proud to annouce the winners are as follows:

  • Story Illustration Under 7 years: Maisie from Leven Valley Primary School Runners up: Nicholas and Amy from Ambleside and Leven Valley Primary Schools. 
  • Story Illustration 8-12 Years: Jake from Leven Valley Primary School. Runners up: Maisy and Jessica from Ambleside and Leven Valley Primary Schools.
  • Looking after Landscape: Watchtree Nature Reserve  Runner up: Fix the Fells Volunteer Lengthsmen. 
  • Farming with Nature: Sam & Can Hodgson, Glencoyne Farm. Runners Up: Pete Webster, Matson Ground Farm and Bekka & David Corrie-Close, The Horned Beef Company.
  • Herdwick Champion: Anthony Hartley, Turner Hall Farm. Runners up: Stanley Jackson, Nook Farm and Jean Wilson, Dockray Farm. 
  • Local Hero: Lindsay Buck, Volunteer litter picker. Runners up: Helen Towers (Youthability Volunteers) and Lynn Roberts. 
  • Community Business: Inspired by Lakeland Runners up: The Lingholm Kitchen & Walled Garden and Lorton Village Shop.  
  • Looking after Beatrix’s Legacy: Terry Davies, National Trust Volunteer. Runner up: Amanda Marshall
" The Horned Beef Company is thrilled to be a finalist for the Farming with Nature Award. We think Beatrix Potter would be proud to see so many individuals and businesses working hard to continue her legacy. These awards will recognise some unsung heroes in The Lake District and be a great way to tell their stories."
- The Horned Beef Company

Each nominee and winner enjoyed a delicious locally sourced lunch at the Lindeth Howe Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter.  The winners of the Illustration Award also received £25 worth of books each from Penguin Random House.  All the winners received a certificate and a special award, sourced from one of the woodlands on Beatrix’s estate.

The first ever Beatrix Potter awards
Table full of wooden Beatrix Potter Awards and the children's illustration entries
The first ever Beatrix Potter awards
" We have been delighted with the response to our first National Trust Beatrix Potter Awards and would like to congratulate all the winners and the runners-up. It shows just how relevant Beatrix is today, even 150 years after her birth."
- John Moffat, General Manager National Trust South Lakes