Kids draw on video game inspiration for Newcastle Regional Show Scarecrow Competition entry

KIDS at WEMOOSH have drawn inspiration from the popular video game Plants vs Zombies for their entry in this year's Newcastle Regional Show Scarecrow Competition.

WEMOOSH provides before and after-school care to seven Newcastle schools in the greater Mayfield area.

The scarecrow competition encourages primary school-aged children to design and create a scarecrow and enter it in the agriculture section of the Newcastle Regional Show.

Entries are put into two classes - traditional and artistic - and judges mark them on their potential to scare off crows, taking into account their design, clothing and facial expression.

The winners receive $150 and a trip to the Hunter Valley Gardens.

Eight-year-old Dominic McMillan said they used a mixture of cotton, bandages, stockings, fishing line and papier mache to make their "Zombie Scare Mummy".

They worked on the project before and after school for five days before entering.

■ The Newcastle Regional Show starts this Friday, February 28, and closes Sunday, March 2, at 5pm. Pre-sale tickets cost $10 (all ages, with under-5s free) and a family pass (four tickets) $35 until tomorrow, Thursday, February 27, 5pm at IGA stores. Gate tickets are $12 (all ages) and family passes not available.

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