Following Godmanchester in Bloom’s Scarecrow Competition, in honour of our amazing key workers, here are the details of the winner and runner ups;

1st Place WINNER

‘Colin the Covid Scientist’

2nd Place Runner Up

‘Old McDonald’

3rd Place Runner Up

‘T&S Thomas Butcher’

Highly Commended Awards go to:

‘Kevin the Nurse’

‘Scientist’

‘Hardworking Farmer’

‘The Year of the Midwife 2020’

‘Our Postman’

‘Doris Doctor’

The standard this year was extremely high resulting in a fantastic array of scarecrows from farmers to scientists, shop assistants to teachers and refuse collectors to doctors, making it incredibly difficult to judge. The 54 entries were judged initially by three independent judges who drew up a shortlist of 9 finalists. These were then passed over to Cllr Dick Taplin, Mayor of Godmanchester, who was given the honour and unenviable task of deciding our winner and runners up.

Dick Taplin ,who kindly made the final awards ,said ‘My congratulations to all who have entered – they all help to brighten up the community as we emerge, blinking, into the light! I think that this has been a tremendous effort by the community, and the number of entries has been truly outstanding.’

Well done to all those who took part!