Madison's "Sea, Shop and Scare" Annual Contest
My town's annual scarecrow contest has been going strong for a couple of weeks. I photographed these colorful, and creative, creations last week on a beautiful 70° day. The contest is sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce, and is entitled Sea, Shop and Scare. The contest benefits the chamber and our town library. I'm surprised at the expressions that can be created with just a few lines from a magic marker or a few buttons or what-have-you. Some of them really seem to be enjoying themselves.
The details of some of the scarecrows are as well composed as a painting. Here, a French picnic ready to enjoy!
Some private homes got into the spirit as well. At least I hope those huge spiders are decorations!
Enjoying an afternoon swing, this bony resident waves at all that pass.
My Favorite from Last Year
This gorgeous creation, a mix of roses, pearls and ribbons, was not recreated this year. Perhaps the store felt they couldn't top it!
For more photos of this year's scarecrows, follow the jump.