A Scarecrow Competition (2020)

Scarecrow Competition (2020) - new rules and registration...


Getting ready for the 6th June 2020For the first time as part of Galleywood Festival 2019 we held a very successful Scarecrow Competition inviting Galleywood folk to make a scarecrow and display it at the front of their property for others to enjoy. This year the competition has changed a little incorporating the feedback you gave us last year and the new Government social distancng rules.

Older members of the community may remember making scarecrows as children with parents who used them in vegetable patches; or seeing them in farmers’ fields. Scarecrows have been used for thousands of years, worldwide.

Making a scarecrow is relatively easy and affordable. It is something that families can take part in safely and without a large budget. The appearance of scarecrows in front gardens but not in public spaces (Due to the restrictions) should create an element of surprise; a talking point (with social distancing); and an opportunity to display street-craft for all to enjoy online or during their daily exercise in festival week.


What do you need to do this year?

STAY SAFE! - And follow the government guidelines.


Getting Ready for 6th June 2020Enter the competition by downloading and completing the Entry Form  and Competition Rules using the link blow - Please follow the instructions and this will ensure that the judges view your scarecrow's photograph and consider it for an award. The Photographs will be displayed on this website and on social media.

The scarecrows must be made and displayed by Saturday morning 6th June 2020 and left up, at least, until late Sunday 14th June 2020.

The winners will be announced in the afternoon of Sunday 14th June 2020, online.

Prizes and certificates will be awarded by the judges. Their decision is final.


 Now click the link here to read the Rules and  Register


 For further information on the Scarecrow Competition, or to request an entry form and copy of the competition rules please contact the organiser, Janet Doghan on    scarecrow@galleywood.org        or telephone 07803 987271


Here are some ideas to get you started!

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