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Penparcau Hwb community group wins battle of the scarecrows

FOLLOWING a closely run competition, CERED is pleased to announce that the winner of the Ceredigion round of “Brwydr y Bwgan Brain” (Battle of the Scarecrows) is Yr Hwb Community Group, Penparcau.

Their winning scarecrow beat close competition from other individuals and groups across Ceredigion with competitors submitting their “Wales” themed creations to CERED over the last few weeks. Each competitor’s effort was given careful consideration by the guest adjudicator, former Fferm Ffactor winner, Aled Rees. The Hwb’s scarecrow will now go on to compete in the National round of “Brwydr y Bwgan Brain”.

The competition was organised this year by Welsh Language Initiatives across Wales in response to the cancellation of local shows where creating a scarecrow is often a popular competition. The aim was to create a fun activity which would not only promote Wales but also serve to bring communities together.

Following regional rounds, scarecrows from all over Wales will now go on to compete in the National Round to find Wales’ best scarecrow –  “Bwgan Brain Gorau Cymru”. In addition to the title of Champion Scarecrow, the winner will also receive a unique and colourful picture by artist Rhys Padarn Jones. Well known radio and tv presenter Ifan Jones Evans has the unenviable task of adjudicating and Mentrau Iaith Cymru will announce the winner on Monday 17 August.

Karen Rees, The Hwb’s Manager said:

“This is excellent news, we are so glad that we supported CERED and took part in the competition. Onwards now to the National round!”

Non Davies, CERED Manager added:

“It’s been great to see everyone’s scarecrows – people have evidently had fun creating their masterpieces. At a time when more of us are spending time in the outdoors the scarecrows have not only given us something to smile about and promoted Wales but they’ve also been extremely useful to all keen gardeners!”


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