Over 150 scarecrows of all shapes and sizes have gone on display as part of the first scarecrow festival in Mapperley, which was launched to give people something to smile about during lockdown.
The scarecrows, which are doted around the town, can be found via a special Google Map and will now be on display until May 31.
The festival was organised by Mapperley-based mums Maria Narducci, Natasha Williams and Natalie Hallam.
Maria is also the Co-op member pioneer for the Mapperley store.
She said: “The response to the Mapperley Scarecrow Festival has been phenomenal.
“We had the idea to create the Festival as a positive way for the community and local businesses to come together at a difficult time and we’re amazed and delighted by the response, especially seeing how many people have viewed the map to enjoy the Scarecrows as part to their daily exercise. We’re looking forward to seeing who the public choose as the winners.”
“The Scarecrows are incredibly creative including everything from celebrities to celebrations of the NHS. There are humans, animals and mythical creatures – there’s a mermaid and a kracken!
Categories and Prizes for the Mapperley Scarecrow Trail 2020
1. MOST LIKES
Judged by the public vote, by gaining the most likes for their photo on Facebook. All the photos are in the online albums in the ‘What’s on Mapperley’ Facebook group. Voting ends on Friday 22nd May
1st Prize: Family Pass to White Posts Farm
2nd Prize: £15 Gift Voucher for Razzle Dazzle Pots
3rd Prize: Perfume Gift Set from Holy Cannoli
2. BEST DRESSED
Chosen by Vernon Coaker
1st Prize: Hamper from Deli-icious
2nd Prize: Two tickets for the Haywood Road Community Centre Silent Disco and Slime Making Kit
3. BEST USE OF RECYCLED HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Judged by the admin team for the event
Prize: CO-OP BIG NIGHT IN Prosecco, chocolates, popcorn, sweets and pop