West Cape May Elementary School

West Cape May Elementary School students won the people's choice award in the annual scarecrow contest at the Emlen Physick Estate with their reimagining of Captain Kid as a pumpkin scarecrow.

CAPE MAY — Hundreds of votes were cast this year in the ninth annual Scarecrow Alley contest sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities.

The Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., was the setting for 19 scarecrows created by members of the community and displayed throughout the grounds in October. MAC provided some of the materials, and visitors voted for their favorites in various categories.

Scarecrow contest winners

People's choice award: "Captain Kidd," West Cape May Elementary School

Individual/family: "Look What I Caught," Diane McKeefery 

Munchkin: "Lylth Phantom of Fate," Rainbow McAtee 

Business: "Holly Wise," Holly Shores Camping Resort 

Nonprofit: "Wolfee," Cub Scout Pack 73 

School group: "Zombiewood," Rena Pullman's class, DCF Regional School. 

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