Categories and Judging 

Farnham Carnival 27thJune 2020

The Farnham Carnival 2020 Theme is ‘ROARING INTO THE 20's’, a celebration of speed with the 70th anniversary of Formula 1 motor racing or a celebration of the 1920's with its days of fast cars, speakeasies, the Charleston etc.

Categories and Judging  

Entries for 2019 were divided into the following 4 Categories which was a change from previous years. The categories are to be repeated in 2020.


Youth              - Schools, Nurseries, Scouts, Guides, Sports Clubs, etc. 

Adult               - Non-vehicle commercial, Local Activity Clubs etc. 

Vehicle            - Vintage, Classic, Commercial, Private. 

Performance  - Gymnastics, Dance, Bands, Music etc. 

Entrants can decide which category suits them best and some flexibility will be allowed, for example mixed adult/youth groups. 

Each entry will have approximately 3 minutes to be judged. Judging will commence at 16.45 and be completed by 17.45 at the latest. Certificates will be given out as entrants exit UHCP in the Parade. 

Each Class will be judged according to the principles set out below and scored accordingly. Entries may be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze certificates. 

Judging will be based on the following: 

25 Points (max) Wow Factor 

25 Points (max) Relevance to the Theme ("ROARING INTO THE 20's") 

25 Points (max) Effort 

25 Points (max) Innovation and Creativity 

Allowing a Maximum Score of 100 points 


GOLD 75 to 100 points 

SILVER 50 to 75 points 

BRONZE 25 to 50 points 

We anticipate multiple awards will be given in each category, this is not a competition. 



The Best in Show Shield will be presented to the overall best entry in the Parade. Winners in recent years were:

2018     Potters Gate School

2019   Badshot Lea Village Infants School

The Henry Liu Trophy will be presented to the overall best entry from a school but if the Best in Show Shield has been awarded to a school then that school will not be eligible. Winners in recent years were: 

2018   St Andrew's School

2019   The Ridgeway School

The Accountants Wise &Co Trophy for Innovation and Creativity is awarded to either a school or pre-school whose entry shows the most Innovation and Creativity. Winners in recent years were: 

2018   St Polycarp’s School 

2019    Potters Gate School 

Any queries, please contact us by e-mail at or contact Chris Wilson on 01252 726249.

Farnham Carnival is jointly organised and managed by “The Hedgehogs” and “Farnham Lions”. If you have questions regarding the Carnival, or your participation please e-mail  

Patron: Sir Ray Tindle, C.B.E., D.L., F.C.I.S., F.C.I.J., F.C.I. Arb.  

The Registered Charity Number for the Hedgehogs is 1092862 and for the Farnham Lions is 290242