No Show Scarecrow - how to guide and marketing resources

During October, Agricultural Shows across NSW will be displaying a No Show Scarecrow in a prominent site in their community as an acknowledgment of the unfortunate cancellation of shows in 2020, and a sign of solidarity for the network of shows across the country.

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Here is how to join in.

Your No Show Scarecrows should be designed, constructed, stuffed, and displayed from 1 October 2020.

Email your photographs to asc.admin@ascofnsw.org.au and when you publish on social media, remember to tag in @ASCofNSW and use the hashtag #noshowscarecrow.

 

How to build a scarecrow.

Step 1.Build the frame.

  • Vertical timber: find some scrap wood, around 2m-3m high.

  • Horizontal timber: use an old rake handle or a garden pole to create shoulders.

  • Secure the skeleton: bring it all together using screws, baling twine, or hot glue.

Step 2. Add a shirt.

  • Shirt selection: find a daggy old shirt and place it on the horizontal stick.

  • Button it up: tie or sew the arm ends and the bottom of the shirt using baling twine, or wire.

  • Fill him up: use straw, hay, leaves, grass clippings, wood chips and rags.

Step 3. Add overalls.

  • Cut a hole: create a gap in the seat for the vertical stick to pass through.

  • Tie the cuffs: use baling twine or wire to close the ankle holes.

  • Fill him up: use straw, hay, leaves, grass clippings, wood chips and rags.

Step 4. Give him hands.

  • Find some gloves: you can use old work gloves or gardening gloves.

  • Fill the gloves: use straw, hay, leaves, grass clippings, wood chips and rags.

  • Tuck in the ends: join to the shirt sleeves and secure with wire or baling twine.

 Step 5. Give him feet.

  • Old work boots: find boots or other used shoes to connect to the pant cuffs.

  • Secure the footwear: try hot glue or use string to sew the footwear to the cuffs.

Step 6. Give him a face.

  • Plastic bags: grab an old grocery bag and fill it with other plastic bags.

  • A face sack: stuff the plastic bags into a potato, coffee, chaff bag or pillowcase.

  • Secure the face: tie the face tightly to the top of the vertical pole with baling twine or wire.

Step 7. Finishing touches.

  • Add facial features: give him a nose, eyes, and mouth.

  • Give him hair: glue on some straw or an old mop head.

  • Accessorise: a hat, a pipe, some glasses, a handkerchief.

Step 8. Prominent position.

  • Display your No-Show Scarecrow in a high traffic location in the main street or a shop window.

  • Send the press release and a photo of your scarecrow to your local newspaper.

  • Put a story on your show society website, and share pictures on social media #noshowscarecrow.

 

Materials to help promote your Scarecrow in your community and on your social media page

  • Posters-choose one of two options
  1. Generic posters

Six posters have been designed and are ready to print and display with your Scarecrow. 

Poster 1

Poster 2

Poster 3

Poster 4

Poster 5

Poster 6

     2. DIY posters

Six editable posters have been created in Canva.  Click here for templates to customise your own unique poster.

STEP 1 - create a free Canva account by signing up with Facebook, Google, or your email.

STEP 2 - select one of the editable posters and start designing.

 

  • Social Media Posts-choose one of two options
  1. Generic Social Media Templates

Four social media templates have been designed and are ready to post on your social media page.

Social Media Template 1

Social Media Template 2

Social Media Template 3

Social Media Template 4

      2. DIY Social Media Templates

Four editable social media templates have been created in Canva. Click here for templates to customise your own social media posts.  Select one of the editable templates as a base and edit to create your own unique post.

STEP 1 - create a free Canva account by signing up with Facebook, Google, or your email.

STEP 2 - select one of the editable templates and start designing.

 

  • Press Release - Issued by Shows to Local Press

Click here for a press release. Edit to localise then PDF before sending it to local journalists.

 

 

 

 

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