Decorated Ducks

Each year local playgroups, nurseries and schools are invited to participate in a decorated duck competition.  There are two categories to enter, each with a cash prize of £100.

Model Individual or Families of Character Ducks

Pictures/Posters/Bunting of Character Ducks

All the entries are displayed in various shop windows in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd, allowing everyone to appreciate not only the children’s efforts and hard work but also the fun that goes into preparing them.

The winners are decided by members of the public voting for their favourite.

The schools and nurseries who have so far agreed to take part this year are :

Calder Primary
Central Street
The Hub
Woodbank Special School
Burnley Road
Crossley Mill
The Ark


If your school or nursery is not on the list and you’d like to take part, please contact us at


As well as preparing Duck related models and artwork for display, we are also inviting children to take part in activities on the day. We appreciate it is a Bank Holiday Weekend and some parents will be away, but we will have a stage set up in the St Pol Car Park on Bridge Gate in the Centre of Town. There we’ll be judging a Children’s Fancy Duck Dress Competition and a Children’s Duck Talent Contest. (More details on both to follow).