1 September 2000

Straw sculptors, heres your big opportunity…

EVER felt like building something weird and wonderful? Out of, er, straw?

Well heres your chance because, following last years successful debut, farmers weekly is again running a straw sculpture competition.

The event, run in conjunction with the NFU, is looking for the best structure. We want it to feature a British Farm Standard tractor logo, to be created in a prominent spot (and obviously built with safety in mind) but other than that, its entirely up to you as to what and where it is.

The NFU hopes to get at least one in every county in a prominent position along roadsides and railway lines. "It will help build awareness of the British Farming Standard and help draw attention to the plight of farmers," says a spokesman.

So send us a good colour photo of your creation by Sept 29 and youll have the chance to win one of a host of great prizes including a £250 first prize. Photographs of the best ones will be featured in farmers weekly.

Send photos to: Straw Sculpture Competition, Farmlife, Farmers Weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey. SM2 5AS.