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  

Entries for 2019 will be divided into the following 4 Categories which is a change from recent years. 


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 ("FLY ME TO THE MOON") 

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:

2017 Abbeyfields Wey Valley Society. 

2018 Potters 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