We are pleased to announce the 2021 Coed-y-Paen Celebrity Scarecrow Competition! Judging will be on Sunday 6th June 2021, view post for entry details.

First prize is a £50 Carpenters Arms dining voucher (very kindly offered by Neil and Nelson), and there are also a number of runner up prizes, including children’s prizes.

For entry details see below:

How do I enter?
Bring your cash or cheque to the James’s house (1 Wellfield Close NP4 0SS) where there are gift aid envelopes for Christchurch. These can be found on the doorstep inside a plastic waterproof box with a pen and some hand sanitiser. Please include your name and address for judging and whether gift aid can be claimed, and then post the envelope through the letterbox.

What is the cost?
There is a £20 entry fee, with £5 per additional scarecrow.

I want to pay by cheque, who do I make it payable to?
Cheques should be made payable to “Christchurch Coed y Paen”. Funds will be split 50/50 between the church and COVAX fund.

How will you split the funds?
Proceeds will go into Christchurch account towards the new roof (finished in 2020 by Clayton and Matt). 50% of proceeds will go to the COVAX fund (global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines) via GAVI. More details can be found here https://www.gavi.org/donate

What do I fill my scarecrow with?
Straw/hay (available from Raglan farm shop), leftover newspapers, or those many 100s of plastic bags in your cupboards..?

What are the prizes?
First prize is a £50 dining voucher for the Carpenters Arms, we also have a number of runner up prizes.

Are there children’s prizes?
YES – mark on your entry envelope if it is an under 14 entry – there will be a first prize and runners up prizes for entries from those under 14 too!

Does it have to be an acting or sporting celebrity?
No it can be anyone famous or well known. Fictional, or cartoon characters, are also fine!

How late can I enter?
All scarecrows should be displayed by Sunday 6th June for judging that day and payment should be made before then.

Who are the judges?
Revd Sally Ingle-Gilles and Revd Graham Opperman have very kindly agreed to judge the competition.

Can people outside my household help?
Of course! Feel free to get the grandkids, nieces, nephews even the dog involved