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Sculptures by the Bush

Sculptures by the Bush is an annual competition held across the Blayney Shire where local residents are encouraged to enter and visitors and locals explore the region and see the sculptures. The competition has three different classifications including the Hay Bale Art Challenge, a Farm Art Challenge and the Scarecrow Competition. Checkout some of the previous entries here.


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.

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

Artwork Display Period

Friday 12 April – Sunday 5 May 2024



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
1st - $100
2nd - $75
3rd - $50

‘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: 06 Jun 2023