Children's and lockdown craft entries in Crediton Parish Church Virtual Flower Festival competitions

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Sunday 7th June 2020 10:09 am

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Under 12s Colouring Competition Winner - Zinnia Bromell-James, aged 9.

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CREDITON Parish Church has had what it describes as “a fabulous response” to its Virtual Flower Festival.

The Virtual Flower Festival, held instead of the usual week-long festival due to the coronavirus pandemic, it comprised of children’s colouring competitions and photography competitions.

The judges were Frank Letch, Jenni Pitts and Matthew Tregenza and they hope that people enjoy seeing the winning entries.

Stella Stephens, Festival and competitions co-ordinator, explained: “We received more than 100 entries, with ages ranging from two to over 100 years-old.

“The judges commented that it was an extremely difficult job choosing the winners due to the range of entries and excellent range and quality of photographs.

“All three judges thoroughly enjoyed taking part. All images were anonymised and then a slide show was created for the judges. 

“The 2020 Real Flower Festival was expected to raise £8,000 for the repair and maintenance of Holy Cross Church, however we are very pleased that the Virtual Festival has already raised nearly £500 when Gift Aid has been taken into account, thank all our supporters.

“We would be delighted if people could donate via our crowdfunding page at: so that we can get closer to our target of £8,000.

“We also understand that these are difficult times, but look forward to seeing everyone at our Christmas Tree Festival."

Lockdown project prizes

THE judges enjoyed all the Lockdown Project entries and the Flower Festival committee will be asking all those who entered if they can borrow their projects for next year’s Flower Festival. The hanging basket stand for strawberries was much admired. The winner’s quilt is a lap quilt made for Children’s Hospice SouthWest - Yeoford Yarns are busy making them. (The table display was created in memory of a friend lost during lockdown).

Virtual Flower Festival Under 12s, Youngest and Bishop Furry Prizes

Over 12s and oldest prize

THE judges enjoyed all the colouring in entries. Praise was given to those with colourful Devon flags!


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