Although the 2020 Ekka was cancelled due to COVID-19 planning is now underway for the 2021 show.
Scarecrows have helped save farmers' crops for hundreds of years and this competition offers students a great opportunity to combine their geography skills and knowledge with design and art.
Students will be given the opportunity to step back in time and research a decade in history. They will work together to dress the scarecrow according to that era and to the crops and food that were popular in that time.
Student teams will work together to design and construct a scarecrow for outdoor display within The Old Museum precinct.
The winner will be presented by the Governor of Queensland his Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey and the winning scarecrow will be placed in the gardens of Government House!
This competition is aligned and recommended for Year 5 & 6 students. However, all year levels are welcome to enter.
Australian Curriculum Alignment:
Year 5 & 6
Examine how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability in the design of products, services, and environments for current and future use (ACTDEK019)
Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions (ACTDEP024)
Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP025)
Select appropriate materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and apply safe procedures to make designed solutions (ACTDEP026)