Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2013 Scarecrow Contest! We displayed 41 scarecrows of every size, color and shape in the Heartland Harvest Garden. And thank you to everyone who voted for a favorite. Congratulations to the top four winners:
- First Place: 'Spud the Beekeeper' by Midwestern Beekeepers Association 2013 Youth (prize: two annual passes to LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Kansas City, Mo., and a one-year Family membership at Powell Gardens)
- Second Place: 'Scary Krow' by Joe and Lori Arri (prize: six general admission passes and a $50 gift card to Powell Gardens)
- Third Place: 'Little Red Riding Hood' by Betty Boyd and Joyce Bright (prize: four general admission passes and a $25 gift card to Powell Gardens)
- Fourth Place: 'Harry' (in honor of Harold Roe Bartle) by 509 Pack Cub Scouts at Whiteman Air Force Base (prize: four general admission passes to Powell Gardens)
2014 Scarecrow Contest
It's a great project for families, schools, businesses, community groups, scouts and teams of all ages to put their creativity to work. Teams or individuals can submit one or multiple entries as long as they meet the provided guidelines.
You can find plenty of scarecrow building ideas online! Key considerations are durability and creativity. Kim Stone, who has created many award-winning scarecrows, shows how to build a sturdy scarecrow here.