DIRLETON SCARECROW COMPETITION 2022
JOIN IN THE FUN!
It’s harvest time and the Village Scarecrow Competition is back!
The competition will run for 3 weeks from the beginning of the week
commencing 19th September, with prizes and Scarecrow Trail maps
being handed out at the Dirleton Harvest Market on Sunday 25th
We had lots of fantastic entries last year from children and adults,
and the Scarecrow Trail attracted visitors from across East Lothian,
so we hope that more people than ever – of all ages – will join in the
fun again and make a scarecrow to add to the trail.
Scarecrows can be made of anything, and be traditional, modern,
funny, spooky, fancy – whatever you like! The only requirement is
that the materials can withstand the Scottish climate, as all entries
will form part of the outdoor “Scarecrow Trail” for people to visit.
Once made, your scarecrow should be displayed at your gate or in
your front garden if you have one. If not, or your garden is hidden
from view, is off the beaten track or is outside the main village (e.g.
in Archerfield or the outskirts of North Berwick), scarecrows can be
placed on benches around the village green.
Key dates are:
• Scarecrows completed and displayed: from 19th September
• Judging: 22nd or 23rd September
• Prize giving: 25th September
Prizes will be awarded across the following 3 categories – “The
Scarecrows that Made the Judges Smile the Most”, “Best Harvest
Scarecrows” and “Best Book, Film or TV Character Scarecrows”. To
support local retailers, all prizes will be North Berwick High Street
Vouchers: £10 for 1st prize, and two runner up prizes of £5 per
category. All children who enter can also collect a goodie bag from
To enter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your
name, whether the scarecrow is being made by a child/children,
your address (if you intend displaying your scarecrow in your garden)
or a request to display it on a bench.