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Scarecrow Walk and Design Contest

11th Annual Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest!

This year's theme: A Moment in Time

Saturday, October 6 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Come see more than 35 scarecrows on display along the Oak Allee and vote for your favorite!

A Moment in Time

Prizes

1st Prize: $150 Cash
2nd Prize: $75 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
3rd Prize: $50 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
4th Prize: $35 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class
5th Prize: $25 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class

You are invited to participate in the eleventh annual Scarecrow Design Contest! This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: A Moment in Time, a significant occasion in the designer’s life that he/she associates with a single, public figure. All entries will be on display on the Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum from Saturday, October 6 through Halloween, Wednesday, October 31st. Frame, straw, burlap and twine are provided, the rest is up to you! Space is limited to 35 Scarecrows. This popular contest fills quickly, get your entry in early!

Registration Deadline & Fees

Thank you for our interest, the contest is is currently FULL. Join in on the fun by visiting and voting for your favorite entry starting October 3!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 26th
Scarecrow Delivery Date (delivered to Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum):
Tuesday, October 2rd and Thursday, October 4th
Material Pick-up: Sat/Sun, September 22 & 23 and Sat/Sun, September 29 & 30
Entry Fee: $35
Early-bird fee (before September 18th): $5 Off
Re-use Your Own Wood Frame: $5 Off, use promo code FRAME at checkout

Prizes

1st Prize: $150 Cash
2nd Prize: $75 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
3rd Prize: $50 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
4th Prize: $35 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class
5th Prize: $25 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class

Register Now

Are you re-using your wood frame from last year? Use promo code FRAME at checkout to get $5 off.


or Download the entry form


All scarecrows will be displayed outdoors for 25 days, so design materials must be as weatherproof as possible. The Arboretum reserves the right to remove any scarecrow that has deteriorated to an unacceptable level during that period. Scarecrows must be designed as family friendly, or they will not be accepted for display. All scarecrows will be returned to their creators on November 1 and 2. After this date, any remaining scarecrows will be disposed of.

The Arboretum will provide signage identifying participant name/organization and the name of each scarecrow. The Arboretum will determine the location of all scarecrows and install them. Please do not include any signage or flyers with your scarecrow. The Morris Arboretum reserves the right to use photographs, contact names, and scarecrow names for publicity purposes.

Straw MUST be the primary material used to construct your scarecrow. I have read all of the stipulations of the Scarecrow Design Contest and understand its rules and policies.


See the Entries at the Scarecrow Walk!

Saturday, October 6 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The scarecrows are here! More than 30 scarecrows will be on display for three weeks along Oak Allée. Come vote for your favorite in the “Sense of Adventure” theme to determine which ‘crows will be the top five prize winners!

Prizes

1st Prize: $150 Cash
2nd Prize: $75 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
3rd Prize: $50 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
4th Prize: $35 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class
5th Prize: $25 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class

And The Winners Are...

The votes have been tallied and the results are in!
The winners of the Morris Arboretum 2017 Scarecrow Contest are:


  • 1st prize:
    Spooky, Pooky Tree, Created by Joyce Magarity

  • 2nd Prize:
    Maleficent, Created by Ann Hartzell

  • 3rd Prize:
    Catching a Witchin’ Wave,Created by the Jill Mcann-King

  • 4th prize:
    Jack Skellington, Created by Morris Arboretum Interns

  • 5th prize :
    Gone Batty, Created by Jennifer King


Prizes

1st Prize: $150 Cash
2nd Prize: $75 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
3rd Prize: $50 gift certificate for The Shop at Morris Arboretum
4th Prize: $35 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class
5th Prize: $25 gift certificate toward one Continuing Education class


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