Themes and Prizes

After we put the theme of the second Scarecrow Festival to the public vote, the overwhelming consensus was Fairytales and Book Characters.

This will be a great way to get children and adults alike thinking of ideas and then making the scarecrows together. 

So, get your thinking caps on, and start gathering some old clothes, wooden stakes and optional straw.

There are cash prizes to be won for the best entry in each category and a 'pride of place' trophy to keep.

All entrants will be judged and a cash prize awarded for the best in class and for the overall best Scarecrow. Each winner will also receive a MUCH coveted trophy!!!!


The categories are:

  • Individual Children 10 years & under - £20 prize and Trophy
  • Individual Children 11-17 year olds - £20 prize and Trophy
  • Adults (18 & over) - £20 prize and Trophy
  • Community Groups & Charities - £20 prize and Trophy
  • Schools, Pre-Schools, Nurseries, Breakfast Clubs, PTA's & After School Clubs - £20 prize and Trophy
  • Best Street, Close, Way Avenue - £20 prize and Trophy
  • Canal Towpath and Boat Entries- £20 prize and Trophy
  • BEST OVERALL PEOPLES VOTE SCARECROW - £50 prize    

We will also be awarding one of those much coveted trophies, which will be fought over for years to come for the best scarecrow produced by:

  • Independent Traders & Businesses 

All of the trophies have been donated by the wonderfully kind folk at Carrs Jewellers