DRESS up a scarecrow as an essential worker for a chance to win the council's latest Covid-19 inspired competition.

This year the Salisbury Scarecrow Challenge is encouraging residents in and around the city to dress up their scarecrows as those working on the frontline, to celebrate key workers' efforts and show support during the coronavirus pandemic.

From doctors to police officers, supermarket staff and care workers, all entries should be named and displayed where they can be seen, including driveways, gardens or looking out of the window.

Organised by Salisbury City Council, the competition will be divided into three age categories and prizes will be awarded to the best three in each group – under 10s, under 16s and adults.

The council says it hopes the challenge will "add a sense of fun to Salisbury over this difficult time and can be a great way to keep the family busy whilst safely at home".

To enter your scarecrow, send a picture of your creation to parks@salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk under the heading ‘Scarecrow Challenge’.

The email should include the details of who created the scarecrow, including names, ages, location and, if you are in the under 10s or 16s group, the school you attend.

The closing date for entries is Sunday, May 10. Winners will be announced on May 15.