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Sculptures by the Bush

Sculptures by the Bush for 2024 is here! Checkout the entries via the link below through the digital map or list of entries (pdf)



Hay Bale Art Challenge: The Hay Bale Challenge is for sculptures primarily out of hay while using a variety of artistic resources such as paint, cardboard, fabric, wood and other recycled materials. Previous entries have ranged from large artworks with multiple hay bales to simple artworks with 1 or 2 bales. Haybales can be of any shape and includes lucerne hay. 

Farm Art Challenge: The Farm Art Challenge is any sculpture or artwork made out of any farm related resources that isn’t primarily hay bales. This can be corrugated iron, wire, wood, old machinery etc. The opportunities are endless. 

Scarecrow Challenge: Create your best scarecrow or series of themed scarecrows, perfect for those residents who live in town and don't have as much space. 

2024 Key Dates

Registrations Close - 10am Monday 8 April

Judging - Thursday 11 April

Map Released & Artwork Display Period - Friday 12 April – Sunday 5 May 

People's Choice Award Voting - 17 April - 24 April

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Artworks will be judged with cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each category.

Hay Bale Art Challenge
1st - $300
2nd - $200
3rd - $100

Farm Art Challenge
1st - $300
2nd - $200
3rd - $100
Scarecrow Challenge
Best Individual Scarecrow - $100

Best Group of Scarecrows / Theme - $100 

‘People’s Choice Award’:
A ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be awarded to the entry who gets the most likes in the competition on the Sculptures by the Bush Facebook page.

People Choice Award winners will receive the following
Hay Bale Art Challenge - $100
Farm Art Challenge - $100
Scarecrow Competition - $50

Last modified: 11 Apr 2024