Are you seeking ideas for Scarborough’s Great Get Together postcard competition?

Lantern slide of a fairground ride in Scarborough. Copyright: Scarborough Museums Trust

SCARBOROUGH Museums Trust is supporting the East Coast resort’s Great Get Together event for the second year running.

The trust is providing inspiration for a postcard competition on the theme of Scarborough Fair. 

Organised by We Are Scarborough and Say Hello Coast, the event is inspired by the Jo Cox Foundation’s national Great Get Together: a celebration of the late Labour MP for Batley and Spen’s life and her vision of bringing people together.

Like many such events this year, Scarborough’s Great Get Together will take place online over the weekend of June 19 to 21.

It will feature three competitions: creating a postcard competition; song lyrics and a multi-genre competition for writers, poets, model-makers and performers. 

The trust’s learning manager, Christine Rostron, says: “If children or adults want to take part in the Get Together at Scarborough Fair postcard competition, but need some ideas and inspiration, Scarborough Museums Trust is here to help.

Cotton Bud Carousel Horse by Vivien Steiner

“In collaboration with Scarborough artists Helen Ventress and Vivien Steiner, we’ve pulled together some pictures from our collection and specially commissioned artworks introducing simple art techniques.

“These include painting, printing, collage, sculpture and photography, with simple ideas suitable for both young children and adults who like to get creative.” 

These ideas will be available on the We Are Scarborough Facebook page and website, as well as being posted on the trust’s Facebook page,, and on Twitter, @smtrust.

All three competitions will have first and second prizes for entrants aged 11 and under, 12 to 18 and over 18. They are open to everyone and are family friendly, so the organisers ask all those posting entries to bear that in mind.

The closing date for entries is midnight on Monday, June 15, and the winners will be announced online during the Great Get Together weekend.

Scarborough has joined in with the national Great Get Together celebrations for the past three years. Rather than miss out this year, it was decided to go ahead in a way that would bring people together safely in celebration of the town, borough and key workers.

For more information on the Great Get Together, full details on entering the competitions and more about Scarborough Fair and its history, go to: or