Scarecrow Competiton
Rules, Terms & Conditions and Entry


First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $150
Viewer’s Choice: $50

Judging will be based on:

  1. Overall impact of design
  2. Workmanship, techniques, and innovation.

Competition Rules

  1. There are 3 Groups – It is the entrants’ responsibility to ensure they have entered the correct group:
    1. School
    2. Group (Family or Friends)
    3. Individual
  2. An entrant may use any techniques to create their scarecrow. 
  3. As part of the entry process, upload a mockup drawing photograph of the scarecrow with the online entry form, a full image must be sent closer to deadline, and by doing so the entrant agrees for it to be used in publicity. The photo size must be between 2mb and 4mb. Entrants must identify each individual image with his/her surname. You can do this by renaming the photo prior to uploading.
  4. You will need to transport the scarecrow and install it at the Festival on Friday, May 3, 2024 for judging. Scarecrows will need to be removed at the end of the festival. 
  5. The deadline for Forms and Images to be entered is Friday, April 19, 2024.
  6. The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Copyright & Moral Rights

The entrant retains copyright in the outfit and the photographs which the entrant submits with their entry save and except that the entrant grants Expertise Events Pty Ltd the right to reproduce the digital photographs submitted for the purposes of the internal judging process and/or publicity and promotion. By entering the Hessians on the Field competition an entrant gives permission to Expertise Events Pty Ltd (Expertise Events) to photograph their work and agrees and acknowledges that all copyright in the photographs that Expertise Events takes of an entrant’s outfit or work both current and future in time is that of Expertise Events. The entrant further grants to Expertise Events a licence to produce, reproduce and publish in whole or part throughout the world an entrant’s statement as is submitted on the entry form which may be used in articles, ads, promotions, catalogues, books, websites, CDs, current event news coverage, television productions, and/or multimedia productions for and about Expertise Events “events” in perpetuity from time to time.


While Expertise Events takes all care and reasonable steps to safeguard outfits while on display and parade at the festival, Expertise Events is not liable for any damage that may occur during these times. By entering the competition, you agree not to hold Expertise Events, or its staff or agents liable in any way. We encourage all entrants to take out insurance for an appropriate value that covers the entire period.

By entering, I acknowledge that I have read, and will abide by the Rules, Terms & Conditions