Rules

Categories

  • Preschool through 5th Grade
  • 6th through 12th Grade
  • Adult

Registration

  • Contestants may enter more than one scarecrow in the contest.  An entry blank must be filled out for each scarecrow
  • Fully assembled scarecrows should be brought to the Akron City Park between 8 and 9:30 a.m. the morning of the festival.  No pre-registration is necessary.
  • There is no entry fee
  • Scarecrows can be made by an individual, group or a business

Scarecrow Specifications

  • A steel fence post is provided for each scarecrow for display.  Each scarecrow must be built with a horizontal support for the body to be attached to the post.  Please bring wire, rope, etc. for attaching to post
  • Scarecrows must be stuffed with weatherproof materials such as straw, plastic bags, etc.
  • Minimum height for scarecrows is 4 feet from head to toe
  • All items in the scarecrow display at the time of judging will be auctioned with the scarecrow, including any props, signage, electronics, or other materials.

Contest Restrictions

  • All scarecrows (with the exception of Preschool to 5th grade division) will become the property of the Friendship & Service Club for the purpose of auctioning the scarecrows for community projects supported by the Club. Auction will take place at 2:00 pm.   Auction buyers will want the scarecrows to be on outdoor display after purchase.  Please construct scarecrows out of durable materials and attach all decorations securely.
  • In fairness to all contestants, youth entries are expected to be completed by the child entrant.  Parents may assist in placing the scarecrows on display.
  • No political statements, vulgarity or profanity will be admitted.  All scarecrows are subject to standards of display and good taste set by contest officials.
  • Individual members of the Friendship & Service Club may not compete for monetary prizes.  Club members may build scarecrows for display and auction and be eligible for Best of Show  and People’s Choice awards.
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