Crosspool Festival

2022 Crosspool Festival

In this, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity. Enter the Crosspool Festival Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Baking, and Cup Cake Decorating Competitions.

 Anyone who lives works, or goes to school in the Crosspool area can enter, All exhibited creations will have the chance of winning a prize, sponsored by the Crosspool Estate Agent Cocker & Carr.

There is no theme to follow, just show us what you can create. You can enter as many of the categories as you want, but no more than two entries per category.

All competition entries will be displayed and judged at St Columba’s Church on Wednesday 29th June, after which some of the entries in the art, craft, and photography categories will go to be displayed in Cocker & Carr’s window.

How to enter:

Cup Cake Decorating
Under-fives & five to eleven years can enter a maximum of two cupcakes. They don’t have to make the cupcakes, just decorate them using their imagination.
Cake baking
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years; you can submit up to two cakes that you have made.
Hand both cupcakes & cakes in with a card that gives details of Name, Age, an email address, and phone number (that of parents or guardians for children)  at St Columba’s Church on Tuesday 28th June, 6 -7 pm or Wednesday 29th June, 9-10 am

Art and Craft Creations  
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years. you can submit up to two creations that you have made.
Photography
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years: you can submit a maximum of two images in either A5 or A4. On the back print, a caption so the judges can clearly understand your description of what is happening in the photo, Name; Age; Category, and your contact email and phone number.
Drop off your entries at the Crosspool Estate Agents Cocker & Carr, from Wednesday, June 1st. The closing date is midday on Friday 24th June.

For further information on all the categories, contact crosspoolfestivalphotos@alexanderhaguepersonal

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Recently featured in the Sheffield Star, the 3000 members strong local Facebook history group, “S10 & Surrounding Areas Over the Years”, is, when normality returns, looking
to start meet-ups and expand to share their documented stories, photos, and memories with even more like-minded people.

Although a private group, and therefore having to request to join, applicants are very rarely refused membership, so why not take a look at the Group’s Facebook Page and take a trip down memory lane,  

2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition Winners

People were invited to submit a photo on the theme ‘A Year in Crosspool’

The results of our annual festival photography competition have been announced!
The polls received nearly 146 votes. The results are below.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions on mass gathering, being extended to the 19th July 2021, this Saturdays hugely popular Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled for the second year running, As a result the prizes for this year’s Photo Competition and Scarecrow Competition will now be presented to the competition winners at Hudson’s Kitchen on Sandygate Road, this  Saturday 3 July at  12:30pm.

 Category 1 winners: Photos by Adult

First : Working from Home by Paul Dorrington
Second : Image 1 of Week 1 of Lockdown by Louise Robinson
Third : (No) golf (of) course by Ken Rutter

Category 2 winner: Photo by a Younger Member of our Community

Overall winner: Magic Fairy Toadstool on Watt Lane by Isaac Robinson

YARN BOMBING

Thank you to the Creative Crosspool residents who, over the past months have been knitting and crocheting a huge variety of delightful items for everyone to enjoy as part of this years scaled down Crosspool Festival .

All the yarn bombing creations currently displayed in the Crosspool precinct were designed and installed by members of our local community.

Look very closely at all the displays for hidden characters such as Robin Hood & his Merry Men and a woolly version of Crossy the Owl.  

Vote now in the 2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition


It’s time to vote in our annual festival photography competition!

People were invited to submit a photo on the theme contribution of
‘A Year in Crosspool’..

The judges have now shortlisted the photos from all categories to just three, and would like you to choose the one that you consider most captures the theme.

Choose one photo from these three. Make your choice using the poll under the third photo.

Vote using the three polls below – you have until midnight on Tuesday 29th June 2021 to cast your vote.


More information about the competition

2021 Crosspool Photography Competition

This week is your last chance to submit a photograph for the 2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

Don’t miss this last opportunity to submit your photo on the theme of ‘A Year in Crosspool’.
Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

The Judges will shortlist all the photos into categories, before the best three in each category is put on the Crosspool News website (http://www.crosspool.info) asking the public to vote on which photographs they consider really capture this year’s theme, ‘A Year in Crosspool’.

Voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June.

More information about the competition

Crosspool Festival 2021

Crosspool Festival Programme is now online:
It is also in the Crosspool precinct shops and is being distributed with the summer issue of the Crosspool Clarion.

The 2021 festival dates are Friday 26th June to Sunday 4th July 2021.

Festival Charity 2021
St Cuthbert’s food bank at Fir Vale, local giving.org

Photography Competition 2021


Please Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com
at your earliest possible convenience before the end of May.

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition
Saturday 26 June – Saturday 3July

Crosspool Summer Fayre – Saturday 3 July

A Year in Crosspool

‘A Year in Crosspool’, is the theme for this year’s Photography Competition.

We anticipate people will want to submit images that have meaning to them in relation to the last year. Perhaps it will reflect some of the hardships and challenges, or some of the more uplifting aspects of human nature and life in Crosspool. It could even be something to illustrate how you, or someone you know, has developed personally, perhaps learning a new skill or activity.

You can submit any image you like (within the bounds of decency!) but remember, the photo should make an impact and tell a story.

How to enter

Categories are open to anyone living/working/studying in the area and are as follows:

  • Primary (5-11 yrs)
  • Secondary (12-18 yrs)
  • Adult (19 yrs+)
    Closing date for entries is Tuesday 1 June

Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

  • Please state:
  • Your name
  • Age category
  • Your contact email and phone number
  • A caption for your photo so the judges clearly understand by your description what is happening in the photo.

There will be prizes for all the category winners and their photo framed. All entries will be considered for featuring in the Crosspool Calendar.

The public select the winning photographs.

The shortlisted best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website http://www.crosspool.info and voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘A Year in Crosspool’. We anticipate people will want to submit images that have meaning to them in relation to the last year. Perhaps it will reflect some of the hardships and challenges, or some of the more uplifting aspects of human nature and life in Crosspool. It could even be something to illustrate how you, or someone you know, has developed personally, perhaps learning a new skill or activity.

You can submit any image you like (within the bounds of decency!) but remember, the photo should make an impact and tell a story.

How to enter

Telling a story

Categories are open to anyone living/working/studying in the area and are as follows:

  • Primary (5-11 yrs)
  • Secondary (12-18 yrs)
  • Adult (19 yrs+)

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 1 June.

Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

Please state:

  • Your name
  • Age category
  • Your contact email and phone number
  • A caption for your photo so the judges clearly understand by your description what is happening in the photo

There will be prizes for all the category winners and their photo framed. All entries will be considered for featuring in the Crosspool Calendar.

The public select the winning photographs.

The shortlisted best three in each category will be put on the Crosspool Forum website http://www.crosspool.info and voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June.