Mayor Bert Steinmann and the Ewing Green Team invite you to demonstrate your recycling smarts and creative skills this fall to win ca$h!   Make a one-of-a-kind scarecrow and enter the Ewing Green Team’s 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest this October.

Event Details

The contest is open to all Ewing individuals, school groups, families, youth groups, service clubs and business groups. Winners will be judged on originality, artistry and the creative use of recycled materials. All scarecrows must be constructed of at least 80% recycled, reclaimed, and/or reused materials.  Materials like glue, nails, string, or other means of attaching items will count toward the allowable 20% new materials.

Scarecrows must be named to help describe/identify the creative theme and must also be 4-5 feet tall (without stake) and 2-4 feet wide.  Ewing Township will provide frames for the first 15 registrants who request one available at the Ewing Senior and Community Center (ESCC), 999 Lower Ferry Road.  Contest registrants should stop in at the main office to request a frame and ESCC staff will help you load the frame into your vehicle.

There will be Prizes!

Cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Judging will be done by members of the Ewing Town Council, as well as Arts Commission members and local art educators.

Pre-Registration Required

Pre-Registration is required.   For registration and details check out the Green Team’s contest page.  You may also register using your Community Pass account (link available from the Community Affairs Department pages on this website).  You may also print out the registration form, fill it out and mail it to the Green Team.

Ewing Green Team
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

The deadline for registration is the end of day, Monday, October 23, 2017.

Scarecrow Drop Off and Pick Up

Scarecrows must be delivered to ESCC by Friday, October 27th at 4:00 pm.    We request that Scarecrows made for the contest to remain on display until after Halloween, Wednesday, November 1st for the community to enjoy.  Any Scarecrows remaining after November 3rd will be dismantled and materials recycled. Call Green Team member Lisa Feldman with any questions: 609 620-0722.

Scarecrow Winners!

Join us on Saturday, October 28th (rain date Sunday, Oct 29th) at the ESCC beginning at 2 pm for pumpkin painting and crafts for the kids.  Contest winners will be announced at 4:00 pm following Trunk or Treat.   So, please join us for hot apple cider and refreshments as we gather together to see who can make recycling into art whiling have fun and celebrating the fall season.

Event Summary

Scarecrow Event: Saturday, Oct 28th (Rain date Sunday, Oct 29th)
Location: ESCC, 999 Lower Ferry Road
Time: 2 pm (pumpkin painting) 4 pm (Scarecrow Contest Winners announced)
Winners Announced: 4 pm
Pre-registration Required