An artist has won a prize for her design for a glass commemorative screen in memory of a former headmistress.

Juliet Forrest was awarded the Brian Thomas Memorial Prize in the Stevens Competition organised by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.

The Stevens Competition is the sole annual architectural glazing design competition in the world based on a real-life commission brief.

Aimed at new and emerging artists, this year’s competition brief was to design an architectural glass commemorative screen for Haberdashers’ Girls’ School in Elstree, in memory of former headmistress Penelope Penney.

Juliet's entry 'the Sky has no limit!' has encompassed imagery to reflect the former headmistresses’ values of unity, inclusion and family as well as incorporating the phrase ‘there is no glass ceiling’, which she used to encourage girls to take their place as equals.

It is currently on display at the stained-glass museum in Ely in Cambridgeshire.

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Juliet, who lives in Sheffield, said: "Winning the Brian Thomas Memorial Prize is a great honour and something that I’m very proud of.

"I wanted to capture Penelope Penney’s sense of positivity and energy in my design, and communicate her hope that all the girls at Habs school can achieve and fulfil their potential. I’m pleased that it really connected with the judges.

"To be acknowledged for my work by leading professionals in this field is a fantastic achievement."

Many past prize-winners have gone on to achieve international acclaim, creating many commissions in the UK and beyond.

Juliet has already been commissioned to undertake a piece of artwork for the new sociology department being built by the University of Sheffield.