Scarecrow Competition (2020)


For the first time as part of Galleywood Festival 2019 we held a very sucessful 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

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 most families can take part in without a large budget. The appearance of scarecrows in front gardens and in public spaces should create an element of surprise; a talking point; and an opportunity to display street-craft for all to enjoy.


What do you need to do this year?


Enter the competition by downloading the Entry Form (.pdf) or Entry Form (Word) and Competition Rules - Please follow the instructions and this will ensure that the judges view your scarecrow and consider it for an award.

The scarecrows must be made and displayed before Friday Night Friday 5th June 2020 and left up, at least, until late Sunday 14th June 2020.

Judging will take place from Saturday 6th June until Late Saturday 13th June and the winners will be anounced in the afternoon of Sunday 14th June at the Heritage Centre.

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


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Full Instructions


For further information on the Scarecrow Competition, or to request an entry form and cop of the competition rules please contact the organiser, Janet Doghan on        or telephone 07803 987271


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