Schools and youth groups scarecrow competition for Herald of Spring


Thu, 05/03/2020 to Fri, 06/03/2020


17:00 to 17:32



Contact name: 

David Brooks


+44 20 8394 1734

Contact email: 


Bourne Hall
Spring Street
KT17 1UF

The great scarecrow competition returns again as part of this year's Herald of Spring, 7 March 2020.  Local primary schools and youth groups are invited to enter our competition and create a scarecrow on this year’s theme – this year Bourne Hall is 50 years old and to celebrate its birthday we are going all 1960s. So maybe a hippie scarecrow with flowers in its hair, Beatles or Rolling Stones, or a scarecrow in a mini skirt! Or perhaps 1960s children’s programmes… how about Camberwick Green, Captain Pugwash, Clangers, Fireball XL5, Magic Roundabout, Sooty, or Stingray. Or the Kinks well-respected man!          


Scarecrow criteria:

  • Entries must follow the theme of the 1960s
  • Props may be used with the scarecrow.
  • Scarecrows must include some plant material which can be living, fresh or dried.
  • They should be no taller than 6 feet tall and be able to withstand all weather conditions.
  • The use of recycled materials is encouraged.


  • Scarecrows must be brought to Bourne Hall by Friday 6 March.


  • Prizes:
  • The scarecrows will be judged by the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell on the Saturday of Herald of Spring.


  • 1st place £100 vouchers
  • 2nd place  £50 vouchers


A Beatles scarecrow