We have been working with Dover’s Games this year on many joint projects, one of which is a plan to bring some more colour to the town over the weekend of the two events.

To do this, we have created the One Hundred Shields Competition. We’ve created 100 shield templates to be decorated in any way you like – as long as it’s weatherproof – and these will be displayed on the hill at the games, and during Scuttlebrook in the town the next day where a winner will be chosen.

The main point though, is to have some fun and bring extra colour to this already beautiful town of ours. They are sturdy wooden templates, primed and ready to paint (or whatever you choose).

We will be sharing more details soon on Facebook and our website. Each shield is £5 for individuals and £10 to a group or business (they cost us about £3 for materials and our very own Ray Lloyd makes them in his own time).

There is no limit to the number of shields anyone can make, and the theme of your design is totally up to you. The shields can be purchased from Toke’s food and Drink on the High Street from 1st March.

Let’s bring as much colour to the town as possible!