Judges are lit up by colourful creations

JUDGES have cast their expert eyes over hundreds of colourful lanterns set to light up the Scarborough night sky.

The creations form part of a competition to create the most eye-catching display as part of this month’s Coastival arts festival.

And children across Scarborough have spent weeks coming up with unique designs in organised workshops to produce the winning formula ahead of the event’s Opening Spectacular on Friday.

The event will feature a lantern parade with the winner, who will receive a £50 prize for the best decorated lantern, set to be announced on the night.

Gigantic creatures from the prehistoric age will join the parade, which will start in Valley Road, beneath Valley Bridge, as it weaves its way towards the Spa.

Evening News editor Ed Asquith said: “The standard of entries was once again extremely high and the judges had a difficult job in choosing the winner.

“I am now looking forward to seeing how their fantastic designs look in the parade.”

Following the parade there will be a ‘Scarborough’s Finest’ concert, celebrating local talent, at the Spa from 6.30pm.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance by calling (01723) 384545.

The three-day Coastival festival will include more than 100 events.