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Scarecrow Awards

Scarecrow Awards 2016next-scarecrow-trail

Many thanks to scarecrow makers, scarecrow hosts and all our sponsors for the 2016 Hinterland Scarecrow Festival.  It was not possible without you. The calibre and creativity of all entries was simply superb!


1st Place – Best Aussie Icon Scarecrow Sir Arthur Painting a Cow.

The Hinterland Scarecrow Festival will be back in 2018.

Best Aussie Icon Scarecrow

1st Place – Sir Arthur Painting a Cow. Created by Darren Doye
2nd Place – Dame Edna. Created by Lajla Thye from Poppies of Red Hill.
3rd Place – Fred Hollows. Created by Red Hill Opportunity Shop
Commendations – That’s a crocodile  created by Michael Leeworthy, Flying for the ball created by Elizabeth Surry and Kolossal Koala created by Ashcombe Maze.


Basil - Created by Food on the Hill

1st Place Traditional Scarecrow Basil.

 Best Traditional Scarecrow

1st Place – Basil. Created by Food on the Hill
2nd Place – Farm Girl Susie Sustainability. Created by Green Olive at Red Hill
3rd Place – Jolly Social Support Swagman. Created by Peninsula Health Community Health




Ryan of Rye - Created by Rye Primary School

1st Place Schools/Kindergarden. Ryan of Rye.

 Best School/Kindergarden Group Scarecrow

1st Place – Ryan of Rye. Created by Rye Primary School
Commendations: Vegemite on Toast created by Eastbourne Primary School and Edna the Echidna created by Dromana Pre School.




AC/DC Heavy Metal - Created by Russ Brebner

1st Place Best Artist Scarecrow AC/DC Heavy Metal

 Best Artist Scarecrow

1st Place – AC/DC Heavy Metal. Created by Russ Brebner
2nd Place
– Rusty. Created by Benjamin Hoekstra
Equal 3rd Place
– I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore. Created by Annie Glass and Borris created by Maureen and Lawrence Marshall.




Jolly Social Support Swagman - Created by Peninsula Health Communty Health

1st Place People’s Choice – Jolly Social Support Swagman

 People’s Choice

1st Place – Jolly Social Support Swagman. Created by Peninsula Health Community Health (235 votes)
2nd Place – Ryan of Rye. Created by Rye Primary School (193 votes)
3rd Place – Flinders the Scarecrow. Created by Western Port Secondary College (130 votes)





1st Place Snap a Selfie Competition

 Snap a Selfie Competition

1st PlaceGwen Guidici  ‘Warnie’ shot





Spot the Scarecrow

1st Place – Ethan Wall, Emma-Kate Jackson