Demonstrate your recycling smarts and creative skills this fall to win ca$h! Enter the Ewing Green Team’s Annual Scarecrow Contest this October. The contest is open to all Ewing individuals, school groups, families, youth groups, service clubs and business groups. Winners will be judged on originality, artistry and the creative use of recycled materials. All scarecrows must be constructed of at least 80% recycled, reclaimed, and/or reused materials. Materials like glue, nails, string, or other means of attaching items will count toward the allowable 20% new materials. They must be named to help describe/identify the creative theme and must also be 4-5 feet tall (without stake) and 2-4 feet wide.
Judging and Deadlines
Judging will be during the Ewing Recreation Department’s Annual Trunk or Treat on the last Saturday of October at 4 p.m. at the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry Rd., Ewing. Join us for hot apple cider and refreshments as we gather together to see who can make recycling into art while having fun and celebrating the fall. Ca$h prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd of $100, $50 and $25. 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 last Friday in October (day before the contest).
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.
Entries can earn up to a total of 10 points. They will be judged on the following criteria:
Originality & Creativity _______ (3 points)
Use of Recyclables _______ (3 points)
Neatness & Appearance _______ (2points)
Durability _______ (2points)
Thirteen scarecrows showcased the creative and recycling talents of Ewing’s cub scouts and girl scouts, high school students, seniors, and area residents. We had Zombies, a Scare (i.e. bar)-tender, Madam Von Gotcha, an Aloha Grandma, a Cowboy, Scarecrow Gothic entries and more.
The judges had their work cut out for them, they were all so creative and unique. However, the decision had to be made and in a very close event the winners were:
- 1st Place – Aloha Grandma – $100
By the Ewing High School Class of 2017
- 2nd Place – Linda – $50
By Khiya and Cora
- 3rd Place – Scare tender – $25
By Stephanie Prettyman