Categories and Judging 

Farnham Carnival 29thJune 2019

The Farnham Carnival 2019 Theme is ‘FLY ME TO THE MOON’, a celebration of 50 years since the ‘Moon Landing’ of Apollo 11 on 20 July 1969 when Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle. 

Categories and Judging  


Class:1/2                  Large vehicles e.g. flat bed lorry, double decker bus (not vintage) 

Class 3                     Decorated trade, commercial & private vehicles 

Class 4                     Veteran, vintage & classic vehicles 


(These may be accompanied by a lead car for music) 

Class:5/6         Large/Small Schools based on the number of pupils on the school's register The number of entries in each of these two classes will be approximately equal. 

Class 7                  Other children's groups   

Class 8                  Adult groups or individuals 

Class 9                  Display groups such as bands and majorettes 

Class 10                Groups with animals 

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

With the exception of Entries in Class 4 judging will be based on the following:    

  • 25% Wow Factor    
  • 25% Relevance to the theme ("FLY ME TO THE MOON" for 2019)    
  • 25% Effort    
  • 25% Innovation and Creativity 

Entries in Class 4 will be judged 50% on overall appearance and 50% for how the driver and passengers dress in the style of the age of the car and/or the Carnival theme. 


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

2017 Abbeyfields Wey Valley Society. 

2018Potters Gate 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: 

2017 St Andrew's School 

2018 St Andrew's 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: 

2017 Leapfrogs Pre-School  

2018 St Polycarp’s 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