Anyone living in the Parish is welcome to enter the Scarecrow competition!

To participate, entrants must submit completed registration forms and have their Scarecrows on display by the required time.Registration forms are available on the community website (download here) and can be submitted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by hand to Peonies, Kings Nympton.

The cost of entry is £5 per scarecrow

Scarecrows must be displayed at The Old Rectory gates by 12 noon on Revel Day


There aren’t really any rules as to how you have to build your scarecrow. All we ask is that you include some straw somewhere – it wouldn’t be a scarecrow otherwise!

This year’s theme is a character from TV

Your scarecrow should be named, with that name being clearly displayed

The height of your scarecrow can be between 3 and 6 foot.


Only scarecrows registered in time will be considered by the judges.

Judges will be selected by the Revel Committee.

This year, scarecrows will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Interpretation of the theme
  2. Originality
  3. Artistic/creative skills

A maximum of 10 marks will be available in each category. Prize winners will be determined by reference to the marks awarded to each scarecrow – in the event of tied scoring, the judges will decide the winner.


Best and most original Scarecrow £20

Best named Scarecrow £10

Prize winners will be announced and presentations will be made at Kings Nympton Revel in the grounds of The Old Rectory on Monday 27th August approx 4.00pm