Scarecrow Contest

2019 Rules and Guidelines

Demonstrate your recycling smarts and creative skills this fall to win ca$h!  Enter  the Ewing Green Team’s Annual Scarecrow Contest this October.  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.  They 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.

Judging and Deadlines

Winners will be announced during the Ewing Recreation Department’s Annual Trunk or Treat on the last Saturday of October at approximately 4 p.m. at the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry Rd., Ewing.   Join us for refreshments as we gather together to see who can make recycling into art while having fun and celebrating the fall.  Ca$h prizes will be awarded.  Pre-registration is required.  Fill out the form below or mail a paper registration to the Ewing Green Team, 2 Jake Garzio Drive, Ewing, NJ 08628.  All entries must be received by the Thursday before the event.

Paper Registration Form

Scarecrows must be delivered to the Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road on Friday afternoon, the day before the contest in order to be included in the contest.  Scarecrows will remain at the ESCC until the following weekend.  They should be picked up after that time. Scarecrows not picked up by the following weekend will be discarded for recycling. Call Green Team member Lisa Feldman with any questions: 609 620-0722.


Following judgement by our Trunk or Treat visitors, the People’s Choice will be awarded $200 and the runner up $100.

16 thoughts on “Scarecrow Contest

    • ewinggreenteam

      The Scavenger Hunt is a township wide scavenger hunt for 34 scarecrows that are hosted by businesses and organizations around Ewing. All residents participating in the contest will have to find the secret word on each scarecrow and supply it on our ballot to be eligible to participate in our drawing for the $200 grand prize. The Hunt begins on Saturday, September 28th and goes thru October 23rd. Winners will be announced at the trunk or treat at the ESCC on October 26th.


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