Which side will you take?
You are invited to participate in the seventh annual Scarecrow Design Contest! This year participants may create a scarecrow for the theme: Heroes and Villains.* All entries will be on display on the Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum from Saturday, October 4th through Sunday, October 19th. Frame, hay, 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: Thursday, September 18th
Scarecrow Delivery Date (delivered to Morris Arboretum):
Tuesday, September 30th and Wednesday, October 1st
Entry Fee: $30
Early-bird fee (before September 12): $25
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
*No Duplicate Characters, please be aware your desired character may be chosen.
Straw MUST be the primary material used to construct your scarecrow. All scarecrows will be displayed outdoors for 17 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 19 and 20. 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.
Come visit and vote for your favorite, voting begins on Fall Festival Weekend, October 4 & 5, 2014.
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