An overwhelming 1000-plus votes have been cast in the Barossa Herald's online People's Choice Scarecrow category run as part of this year's Barossa Vintage Festival.
Sitting high in poll position is No. 54 Noes to Toes, created by Redeemer Lutheran School's Early Learning Centre, Vine Street, Nuriootpa, with 101 votes.
This centre is followed by No: 61 Mona & Gunna, located at 37 Old Kapunda Road, which has achieved 56 votes.
Barossa Herald senior journalist Michelle O'Rielly said votes for the online competition cut off this Friday, April 26, at 5pm.
"If you haven't yet placed a vote then now is your chance to do so, especially if you are out and about at events and noticing the awesome creations," she said.
In addition, one randomly selected voter will also receive six bottle of wine thanks to the Scarecrow Competition Committee.
Top 10 tally:
- No. 54 Nose To Toes, Nuriootpa - 101 votes
- No. 61 Mona and Gunna, Nuriootpa - 56 votes
- No. 93 Ladies Who Lunch, Tanunda - 51 votes
- No. 120 Ferdinand Kavel's scarecrows, Tanunda - 39 votes
- No. 28 Footy Fever, Greenock - 32 votes
- No. 39 Ken, Lyndoch - 27 votes
- No. 106 Gone Fishing, Tanunda - 25 votes
- No. 23 The Skeleton Scarecrow of Dead Mans Pass - 24 votes
- No. 66 Before and After, Nuriootpa - 24 votes
- No. 80 Silly Point, Stockwell - 24 votes.
"For those who don't have access to a computer, The Barossa Council libraries provide free computer access and for those who don't have an email account, we encourage you to ask your children, grandchildren, friends, family or neighbours to cast a vote in your honour."
Scarecrow prize categories:
- Best Residential - Wohlers $300 shopping spree
- Best Business/Organisation - $100 Tanunda Clubhouse voucher, six bottle of Tim Smith Wines
- Best Childcare Centre/Kindergarten (under 5s) - $150 Toyworld voucher and Kids Unite, gift pack
- Best Primary School - $250 Barossa Bowland voucher
- Best High School - $150 Visa Card voucher (no entries received)
- Random Draw - $250 pre-paid Visa Card donated by Felicity Cock
This Sunday all these category winners, plus the People's Choice winner will be announced at 'Something in the Street, Angaston after lunch, and through the Barossa Herald.
Votes for the People's Choice can be made by clicking here. Remember, one vote per person only and best of luck.
Maps to visit the scarecrows are also available by clicking here and by visiting at the Barossa Herald, 1/16 Second Street, Nuriootpa and Barossa Visitor Information Centre, Tanunda.
The Scarecrow Competition is supported by Tim Smith Wines, Homburg Real Estate and Barossa Herald.