New in 2020, Perkasie’s Scarecrow Display Contest is a fun outdoor activity for our community and an opportunity to win a $500 donation for local non-profit organizations. The resulting Scarecrow Tour is a great way to entertain walkers and drivers around town.
Groups, families, individuals and businesses within the 18944 zip code area are invited to create Scarecrow Displays in one of 4 categories: Most Traditional, Most Creative, Most Impressive and “Positively Perkasie”. Entries must be accompanied by a photograph and are due by October 15th
GROUPS (for example, neighborhoods, civic organizations, schools, school clubs, church groups, non-profit organizations) are asked to nominate a 18944 non-profit organization to “win” a prize donation of $500. There are 4 donations, one in each category. Groups seeking a display space may contact email@example.com to ask about a limited number of spots at a public location.
FAMILIES or INDIVIDUALS can enter to win a first prize of $100 or one of 2 runner up prizes of $50.
BUSINESSES are invited to create a display and send a photo for inclusion in our Facebook photo album (make sure your business name is advertised on your display). Winners will be selected through viewer “likes”. We are happy to work with our friends at the Perkasie Towne Improvement Association to include businesses across the 18944 zip code.
ALL SCARECROWS will be included in Perkasie’s self-guided SCARECROW TOUR from October 17th through October 31st.
How to Enter:
We’re using Google Forms to manage entries. Please use one of these links to register by October 15th. Please also send a photograph of your display to firstname.lastname@example.org
Group and family/individual entries will be judged in 4 categories: Most Traditional, Most Creative, Most Impressive (size, scale, “wow” factor), and Positively Perkasie. Group and family/individual entries will be judged by Judge Charlie Baum, Tom and Trica – owners and farmers at Blooming Glen Farm, Tim Gibson – Creative Director of the Ten Thousand Flowers Project, and Brent Koch – Pennridge High School Art Teacher.
- No inflatables.
- Displays must be family friendly. No adult, offensive, political or religious themes
- Groups must have permission from property owner to use any display space
- Displays should be visible from the street / roadway
- Displays must not block driving sight lines
- Nominated non-profit organizations must be located in the 18944 zip code area, or must demonstrate significant support of families or individuals within the Perkasie zip code. Additional information may be forwarded to email@example.com
We are grateful to American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Penn Community Bank, Thrivent Financial, Grim, Biehn & Thatcher and the Perkasie Historical Society for making this contest, prizes and donations possible.