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Build a scarecrow for Atlanta Botanical Garden's Scarecrows in the Garden

You have a week to enter the Scarecrows in the Garden event in the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E. The deadline to fill out and send your application is 5 p.m. Aug. 13.

You can either be a professional designer or a non-professional.

If you're accepted, you may drop off your scarecrow between noon-7 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Make sure your name and phone number is on the scarecrow. It will be on view for all of October.

Some guidelines:

You must have a sturdy, free-standing base for your creation so it will not tip or fall over.

Make your scarecrow weather-proof. If it begins to fall apart, it will be taken away.

The Garden is not responsible for any damage to your scarecrow. Or if someone decides to take it home.

The Garden will label each one, so don't bring your own signage.

It must not be bigger than 10-feet-by-10-feet-by-10 feet in size.

No live plants, live plant material or mulch.

Your scarecrow must be suitable for viewing by all ages. No political or social subject matter, no gore, none in poor taste. No commercial or promotional material are allowed either.

The entry fee is $25.

Judging will be before Oct. 1. Winners will be notified by Oct. 6.

Prizes will be awarded after Oct. 6.

All scarecrows must be picked up by 7 p.m. Nov. 3.

The Garden will feature several events in October:

Free family activities every Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in October.

Bring a flashlight and walk through the Garden to look at all the scarecrows every Thursday from 5-10 p.m. in October. You can also enjoy a beer during the Fest-of-Ale.

Goblins in the Garden is 1-4 p.m. Oct. 24. Children are urged to wear fun and crazy costumes.

All the various activities are free with paid admission.

$12-$15.

Call 404-591-1547.

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