Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Entries for the 2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competition have now closed... Let the judging begin!! 

*News Flash*

The 2015 Wangi Scarecrow Awards ceremony will now be held at the Wangi Bakehouse, corner of Watkins Road and Dobell Drive, Wangi Wangi on Saturday 21st November 1pm!

Bring the family along to see a photographic exhibition of all the entries, talk to some of the scarecrow creators and share in the community Award Celebrations!

Ima ges of Scarecrow and Recycle symbol are used courtesy of Pixabay.com

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Images of Scarecrow and Recycle symbol are used courtesy of Pixabay.com

If your not applying online you can place your entries at these participating Wangi Village Shops and Rathmines Butchery

Wangi Chemist, Vita Cafe, Wangi Library and Kandlelit

Friday, 6 November 2015

Images courtesy of Pixabay.com
:-) 2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competition 

 Latest update!!

 Quick sticks!! Entries closing soon!
 Enter online here

 Entries are rolling  in thick and fast in this years Wangi Scarecrow Competition so get ready to see many varied, innovative, creative, scary scarecrows all made of recycled materials popping up all over the neighbourhood and in local businesses from Wangi Wangi to Rathmines!!

Entries close tomorrow evening so as long as your entry forms are in, either lodged online or emailed, placed in boxes in participating Wangi Village shops or at the Rathmines Butchers tomorrow you still have until Sunday evening to place your scarecrow out for judging next week!

 Speaking of the judges we have an exciting and experienced judging crew! They are Rod Haines co ordinator of The Wangi Community Garden, Stefan Schelbert and Tom  Evans who both have spent many years as practising sculptors and live locally too!

Also don't forget to save the date for the 2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competition Award Ceremony at Wangi Public School on the Saturday 21st November where prizes will be awarded to the Best Scarecrow in each category with second and third prizes awarded too!

For further information see our Facebook page: Wangi Wangi Scarecrow Competition
 or email wangiscarecrow@gmail.com or call 0415941547

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competition Important dates

Images courtesy of Pixabay.com

2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competition 

 Living Sustainably through Recycling


Important Dates

October 17  2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competitions Opens
 Click here for online entry

November  7 entries close today 

November 7-22 placement of Scarecrows

 November 7-22 viewing of Scarecrows

 November 9-15 judging of Scarecrows 

Our judges for the 2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competition are Rod Haines, Stefan Schelbert and Tom Evens!

 November 21 signs on winning Scarecrows

 November 21 Scarecrow Awards and Community BBQ at Wang Public School

 November 22 Scarecrows taken down from today


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Images courtesy of Pixabay.com

Wangi Scarecrow Competition

Scarecrows were created to repel creatures disturbing a garden or a field of crops, but the 50 odd handmade scarecrows that stood tall around Wangi in October 2014 actually attracted droves of people to the neighbourhood.

Out of all the entries last year the winning scarecrow was ‘Sleeping on the Job’ and the Competition was awarded the Lake Macquarie Community Event of the Year, 2015.

The community are getting ready to celebrate springtime again with a scarecrow competition on a much grander scale. Residents of Wangi Wangi, Buttaba, Myuna Bay, Arcadia Vale, Balmoral, Fishing Point and Rathmines will be making their Scarecrows from the 17th October, reflecting the competition’s theme ‘Living sustainably through RECYCLING’. Scarecrows are simple to make, and are a fun activity for the family. They can show funky and creative ideas about you and your personality.

Entrants will display their creations in their front gardens for public viewing between 7th November and 22nd November, and will be in the running to win one of 4 prize Categories, Recycling using 1) recycled goods, 2) using a storybook character 3) by children under 13 4) by a class/room Group.

The Competition organisers, Wangi Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, hope to raise funds for the Wangi Primary Community Garden Project. The event will finish on the 21st of November with a Competition Award Presentation, at Wangi Primary School.

The organisers are keen to see scarecrows made by households, schools, businesses and childcare centres popping up around the suburbs after they submit their entries. For details and to enter your scarecrow, go to the 2015 Entry Details tab at the top of this page. 

Entries close on the 7th November.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

2015 Wangi Scarecrow Competition!

 Living Sustainably through Recycling


 Coming soon!!

Scarecrow and recycle images courtesy of pixabay.com

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Award winners in 2014 Wangi Scarecrow Competition

The Judges have made their decision

The standard of scarecrows was very high and it was a very difficult decision for the judges.

We would like to thank scarecrows, makers, sponsors and the viewing public for making this a very successful event.

So here are the winners................................... 

Wangi Scarecrow Awards Day

Join us for the Scarecrow Awards on Saturday 11th October 2014 from 9am to 11am to be held at the Wangi Foreshore.

The Scarecrow Awards will be a fun, community event for all the family with the:-

  • Presentation to the winners of the Scarecrow Competition
  • Presentation of Scarecrow Competition Certificates
  • Community group displays
  • Sausage sandwiches and drinks on sale
  • Raffle draw
  • Wangi Garden Club will have plants for sale
  • Photo display of the Scarecrows

 Hope to see you there..
And just because we can't help ourselves here are a few more scarecrows.

Lame Edna
191 Watkins Rd Wangi
Bee Friendly
19 Glen Ave Arcadia Vale

Wangi Hotel Watkins Rd Wangi
Wangi Scarecrow Competition Trail Map

 You can download the final version of the Trail Map here

Scarecrows will be still in place for you to view them until the 12th October.  If you can't get out to view them you can see photos of them here

If you know of anyone who would enjoy receiving Scarecrow Sighting emails please forward this email to them. 

Wangi Scarecrow Competition is a project of the
Wangi Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group