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.