Deadline for scarecrows

An entry from a previous year's contest
An entry from a previous year's contest

ELWICK residents are being urged to show off their creative side and enter an annual scarecrow competition.

The deadline is fast approaching for people to enter their scarecrows into this year’s contest taking place in the village.

The competition runs every year and sees a number of scarecrows put in place before the winner is decided by a judge.

This year Mail editor Joy Yates will be deciding the winner on Saturday, June 18.

Residents are being asked to get their scarecrows registered and put in place a week in advance.

People should enter in the Elwick Village Post Office by Saturday, June 11.

Maxine Coss, chairman of the Elwick Millennium Association, said: “We are really looking forward to the competition this year.

“We have had a lot of people asking about it already, it normally proves very popular and I expect this year to be no different.

“The standard last year was very high and some of the scarecrows were absolutely fantastic so I’m eager to see some of the entries this time around.”

There is also a little bit more of a competitive edge to this year’s competition.

Castle Eden residents are preparing their own scarecrows and will go up against Elwick in a friendly contest when they are judged on the same day.