A scarecrow competition is returning to the area, with Newton and Earlestown Community Group hosting the contest to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

The previous competition became such a success, that the community group decided to bring it back as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Debbie Fackey, a group volunteer and committee member of NECG, said: “Last time around, families, schools, and businesses got creative and made more than 700 scarecrows and now you’re being challenged to do the same again, with red, white, and blue flavour!

“Your scarecrow can be anything you like, and if you can’t make an actual scarecrow, you can even just draw one and place it in your window instead.”

The previous competition was judged by Johnny Vegas, who will return this year to judge the Jubilee scarecrows.

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Submissions have already started with the first entry made by St Mary’s Infant School.

The competition takes place on June 2- June 5 with a top-secret prize planned for the winner.

To secure your place in the competition, send over photos of your Jubilee scarecrows to secretary@necg.org.uk.