Farmers use scarecrows to protect their crops by scaring the birds away but are often made for fun as part of a community event. This year, we held our first Virtual Scarecrow Festival. We asked people to make a scarecrow, or some scarecrow themed artwork and send us photos of their creations.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part. We had many amazing entries sent in by individuals and groups from all over the UK. We absolutely loved seeing them all. It was brilliant to see people really enjoying working together to make their fantastic scarecrows.

They were all winners in our eyes, and it really was a challenge to pick the most creative scarecrows. To see all the entries and find out which scarecrows were picked by our judge Annette Stevens, please watch the video below:


Well done to all the winners! There will be one final prize for the scarecrow with the most public votes. Please let us know which of the scarecrows from the video you liked the most by emailing the name of the entry to

We’ve had so much fun with this community event, and many of those who took part have told us they really enjoyed it too. Let’s do it again for the Virtual Scarecrow Festival 2022!