Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Scarecrow Walk and Design Contest

9th Annual Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest!

This year's theme: Sense of Adventure

Come see more than 30 scarecrows on display along the Oak Allee and vote for your favorite!

Unleash your creativity!

You are invited to participate in the ninth annual Scarecrow Design Contest! This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: Sense of Adventure . All entries will be on display on the Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum from Saturday, October 1 through Sunday, October 23rd. Frame, straw, burlap and twine are provided, the rest is up to you! Space is limited to 30 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 visitng and voting for your favorite entry starting October 3!

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 22nd
Scarecrow Delivery Date (delivered to Morris Arboretum):
Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th
Entry Fee: $30
Early-bird fee (before September 9th): $25

Prizes

1st Prize: $125 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 Online Now!


or Download the entry form

All scarecrows will be displayed outdoors for 24 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 October 23 and 24. 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!

Tuesday, October 6 - Sunday, October 25, 2015
Please note due to inclement weather, Scarecrow Walk will not go up until Tuesday, October 6 in order to protect them from the elements.

The scarecrows are here! More than 35 scarecrows will be on display for three weeks along Oak Allée. Come vote for your favorite in the “Famous Art & Artists” theme to determine which ‘crows will be the top five prize winners!

Prizes

1st Prize: $125 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 2015 Scarecrow Contest are:


  • 1st prize:
    The Kiss

  • 2nd prize:
    Where The Wild Things Are

  • 3rd prize:
    Dr. Seuss

  • 4th prize:
    Bob Ross

  • 5th prize (tie):
    Norman Rockwell’s Boy & Girl Gazing at the Moon

  • 5th prize (tie):
    Scarecrow Before a Mirror


Prizes

1st Prize: $125 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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