Enter Redcliffe Show scarecrow competition

Published 10:00am 15 May 2024

Enter Redcliffe Show scarecrow competition
Words by Kylie Knight

Crafty groups from schools, retirement homes/villages, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to enter Redcliffe Show’s inaugural scarecrow competition ahead of this year’s event.

Redcliffe Show Society President Philip Hood says it will be a fun and interactive way to involve the community, including people of all ages and backgrounds, in the show.

“This year’s inaugural scarecrow competition provides an opportunity for participants to showcase their creativity and artistic skills,” Phillip says.

“We are encouraging our Redcliffe community to design and build unique scarecrows using various materials, which adds an element of excitement and diversity to the Show.”

Entrants must make the scarecrows from sustainable and recycled materials. Perishable goods cannot be used, nor can pre-moulded of commercially available faces or masks.

The creations must be freestanding and a maximum of 1.5m in height and 1m in width.

Entrants will be given 30 minutes to assemble and display their exhibits in the horticulture pavilion on June 26.

Those wanting to take part must register by May 30. Entry is free.

First prize is a $100 gift voucher and second prize is a $50 gift voucher. The competition is sponsored by Banjo’s Bakery Café Redcliffe.

“Scarecrow competitions can serve as an educational opportunity, especially for children. Children may be unaware that scarecrows are traditionally used in agriculture to scare away birds from crops,” Phillip says.

“By holding a scarecrow competition, we can promote awareness of farming practices across our region.”

The 75th annual Redcliffe Show is on June 28, 29 and 30 at Redcliffe Showgrounds.

To find out more, visit redcliffeshow.com 

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