NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - For the first-time ever New Providence Business is hosting a Scarecrow Contest, bringing a festive feel to downtown. The contest encourages New Providence residents, businesses, civic organizations, school groups, sports teams and families to build the wildest, cleverest, funniest scarecrows they can imagine (within contest guidelines).  The scarecrows will be on display throughout the downtown to bring the community and businesses together, encourage walking, and provide a great opportunity to visit our stores and restaurants.

The entry deadline is Saturday, Oct. 15.  Starting Sun., Oct. 23, scarecrows will be placed along Springfield Avenue and South Street.  People can vote for their favorite scarecrows between October 23-31, so make sure you spread the word to your family and friends.

A voting ballot is available below, with extra ballots and voting boxes available at participating downtown businesses and online.

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Winners will be announced on November 1.  Prizes will be given for First Place ($300), Second Place ($200), and Third Place ($100). The competition entries are open to New Providence residents, businesses, and community organizations, but anyone can vote for their favorite.

Details, guidelines, and entry forms for the Scarecrow Contest can be found on the Business Community website, and via the borough website.