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The Contest

Get your Scarecrow on!

2018 Scarecrow Contest Entry Form

FREE to enter

Be a part of the “heart and soul” of the annual Scarecrow Fest… the Scarecrow Contest! With 100,000+ attendees, this nationally recognized, award-winning festival is ALL about the Scarecrows!

How to Enter:

Please review the rules HERE and complete the entry form on this page.

Deadline to Enter:

Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 PM

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Scarecrow Contest Business Prizes Sponsored by:

Scarecrow Contest Categories

Mechanical Category – Open to all*
1st Place Prize – $550
2nd Place Prize – $400
3rd Place Prize – $300

MEGA Scarecrows Category – Open to all*
1st Place Prize – $400
2nd Place Prize – $300
3rd Place Prize – $200

Clubs, Not-for-profits, Schools – Open to all clubs, Not-for-Profits, and Schools
1st Place Prize – $275
2nd Place Prize – $225
3rd Place Prize – $175

Individuals Category – Open to all individuals not affiliated with a business or organization
1st Place Prize – $200
2nd Place Prize – $150
3rd Place Prize – $100

Family Category – Entries to be created by children 12 and under with limited 13+ assistance.
1st Place Prize – $150
2nd Place Prize – $100
3rd Place Prize – $75

Greater St. Charles Business Category – Entries accepted ONLY from businesses located within the Greater St. Charles service area:  City of St. Charles, Villages of Campton Hills & Elburn, Townships of Campton & St. Charles. With the entries back in Lincoln Park, the space size is 4×6. Larger entries may enter the MEGA category.

1st Place Prize – Free 1/2 page ad in the Kane County Chronicle

Area Business Category – Open to for-profit-businesses outside of Greater St. Charles as defined above.

1st Place Prize – Free 1/4 page ad in the Kane County Chronicle

All contest entries will be displayed in Lincoln Park.

Fill out the above form, or download the Scarecrow Contest Application here, (PDF) print, complete and then mail, fax or e-mail to:

Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau
Attn: Scarecrow Contest
2 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Fax: 630-513-0566
Email: info@scarecrowfest.com

Contact us at 630-377-6161 or e-mail info@visitstcharles.com for more information.

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