Saline Scarecrow Contest Rules

PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER. Space is limited. Space will be provided on a first come first served basis.   Registration must be done on this website

Contest is open to individuals, businesses, organizations and clubs.

Scarecrows will be displayed in downtown Saline between October 1st and October 31st. Scarecrows should be delivered between September 18th and October 18th, 2023.

All scarecrows that can be easily lifted by ONE person and transported in a minivan must be delivered to Borer Family Chiropractic at 210 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. Scarecrows must be identified with the name of the person entering the scarecrow (may be temporary - need not be permanently attached) onto the scarecrow itself - so the scarecrow can be properly identified with the correct registration information.

All scarecrows that are HEAVY or LARGE (cannot be easily lifted by ONE individual and transported in a minivan) must be taken to a downtown location and put in place by their creator AFTER contacting Dr. Rob Borer at 734-649-5329 or [email protected] and arranging a mutually agreeable location for the display of your scarecrow.

Business Owners who wish to display their entry in front of THEIR business may do so directly without bringing their entry to BFC. Please confirm your intention to do so in advance so we are able to anticipate this and accommodate the placement of other entries. Business Owners are still required to register for the contest with the contest registration form.  Business Owners should notify Dr. Rob Borer as soon as they have displayed their scarecrows so that he may place the contest number sign and take photos for promotion in the contest.  Thanks for your help with this.

Scarecrows may be made of any materials the contestant chooses. Keep in mind scarecrows will be displayed outdoors, so should be designed with withstanding fall weather in mind.

Scarecrows may be designed to be free standing or so that they will be attached to an object such as a tree, light pole or traffic pole.  Scarecrows must be located in downtown Saline, MI between the sidewalk and the street and in a fashion such that they don't interfere with the daily operations of the business in which they are in front of.

All scarecrows must be absent of adult, overly graphic or political themes. All scarecrows must be in good taste and appropriate for viewing by the public. Any scarecrow deemed inappropriate or in bad taste will not be displayed and not entered into the contest. Any scarecrow displayed downtown without prior pre-registration or deemed inappropriate will be removed.

Creatively complicated scarecrows that are dropped off at Borer Family Chiropractic should be left with any necessary assembly/disassembly diagrams and instructions so that your amazing creation can be displayed in the way the creator has envisioned and so that Borer Family Chiropractic does not damage creator's creation in the transport process.

Display location of scarecrows will be determined by Borer Family Chiropractic and Saline Main Street.

Voting on scarecrows will begin on October 14th and run through October 24th, midnight, 2023. Voting is open to anyone. Only one vote per person per day. Voting may be done by this website.

Winners and final voting results will be announced on this website blog, our facebook page.

Scarecrows may be reclaimed by their creator(s) between October 30th and October 31st, 2023. All scarecrows not reclaimed by October 31st, 2023 will be removed and discarded.

Sign Up Using the Form Below or Call 734-944-7200 to Make an Appointment.

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