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2022 Downtown Scarecrow Contest
September 30 - October 29
Participants must register. Space is limited and will be provided on a “first come, first-served” basis. To register, contact email@example.com. Registration forms will be available at the Chamber of Commerce office beginning August 26.
Contest is open to individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs. Entry fee is $10.00 per scarecrow.
Scarecrows may be made from any materials that the contestant chooses. Please keep in mind that the scarecrow will be displayed outdoors during the contest and should be designed to withstand the autumn weather. Scarecrows should be designed to stand upright and will be secured to nearby features (trees, lamp poles, etc) that are approved. Contestants shall provide the materials necessary to display the scarecrow in an upright position (rope, zip-tie, etc). Display location of scarecrows will be determined by the Downtown Associates committee. Downtown business owners will have the first option to place their scarecrow in front of their storefront/location. Please attach a sign with your organization’s name visible.
All scarecrows should be appropriate for public viewing. No adult, political or excessive “gory” themes. All scarecrows should be in good taste. Any scarecrow deemed distasteful or against these rules will not be accepted in the contest and/or removed from viewing.
Registration begins Friday, August 26, 2022, and will continue through Friday, September 30, 2022. Scarecrows will be displayed beginning the week of September 26th (but no later than Friday, September 30th) through Friday, October 29, 2022. If you wish to keep your scarecrow, or any item attached to it, please indicate on the entry form. Please submit photos of your scarecrow to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30.
Public voting will begin following the setup and will continue through Thursday, October 27, 2022. Voting will take place on the Discover Downtown Chillicothe Facebook page and winners will be announced on Friday, October 28, 2022. Prizes will be awarded to a winner in each category. All scarecrows MUST be removed by Monday, November 1, 2022.