BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Forum Information and FAQs › Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways › ENDED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - BYC Article Writing Contest #8 - Write and Win!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

ENDED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - BYC Article Writing Contest #8 - Write and Win!

post #1 of 587
Thread Starter 

writer-contest-byc-pencil.gif

Winners announced post #571

 

This contest is brought to you by our BYC Sponsors
(click to view & support them)

 

Short Version:  Write a great article and you could win a great prize & have your article featured on the homepage of BYC!

 

Detailed Version:

 

We are constantly amazed at how knowledgeable and helpful our community members are!  The BYC forum provides a wonderful opportunity for members to post questions and reply with answers.  Unfortunately a lot of really amazing information can get lost in the super activity on the forum.

 

Over the years we’ve received a ton of requests to add more articles & FAQ’s to our Learning Center.   Our BYC Coop Page Contests have been super successful and now we have over 900 chicken coop pages in our Coop Designs section!   Hopefully we can have similar success with this BYC Article Contest!!

 

The Process:

  1. You write an article (or two)
  2. Once we have at least 40 article submissions we’ll set an end date for the contest (at least 1 week notice)
  3. We’ll judge the articles & pick winners
  4. The first 2 best articles will get a $50 BYC Gift Certificate & have their articles “Featured” on the homepage of BYC for at least 1 week each
  5. The next 3 best articles will get a $30 BYC Gift Certificate & have their articles “Featured” on the homepage of BYC for at least 3 days each
  6. The next 5 best articles will get a FREE 6 month GFM for themselves or a friend

 

So, if we get 40 submissions, you have a 1 in 4 chance of winning!!!

 

How To Enter:

  1. Pick a chicken related topic.  We suggest writing an article that is not already covered in our Learning Center, but is a topic that would be a good addition to one of the sections in the Learning Center.
  2. See here for article/member page/coop page writing tutorial: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/953810/coop-pages-and-member-pages-tutorial-and-feedback/0_30
  3. Create a well worded & detailed title.   Example:  “How To Raise & Process Chickens for Meat - Tips & Pictures” is much better than: “Meat Chickens
  4. Write a unique high quality article with around 750 words (more is fine as long as it is good / helpful info).  It must have at least one picture relative to the subject.  Bonus points if you add more pics (pictures are usually worth 1,000 words, but in this contest they are worth about 10 - 50 wink.png )
  5. Post a reply to this thread with a link to your completed article(s) - A maximum of THREE article submissions per member will be allowed.

 

Rules:

  1. All articles must be posted in the Member Pages section
  2. All articles must be written by you and must be unique (do not copy from other sources)
  3. Sorry, articles and pages submitted to our previous contests will not count for this contest.
  4. All articles must contain accurate information, and must be a minimum of 500 words (shoot for 750+), and should contain pictures relative to the subject matter
  5. Please spell check your article(s)
  6. BYC retains full license of articles submitted
  7. At least 40 articles need to be submitted before the contest ends
  8. Contest is void where prohibited  smile.png

 

 

Here are some great examples of existing BYC articles:

 

 

We look forward to your submissions!!


(Wait, you’re not the writing type?  If you have an idea for an article that you’d like to see someone write, please reply with a an idea for a title and a quick description of what you’d like to see contained in the article.)

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

Reply

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

Reply
post #2 of 587
Subscribing... Maybe will join in later...
When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
Reply
When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
Reply
post #3 of 587
thumbsup.gif
post #4 of 587
Subscribing too. Can't wait to write an article. smile.png
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
post #5 of 587

I would love to see someone write an article on how to examine a sick/injured bird based on this:

 
-Kathy
post #6 of 587
I'm not sure I can write anything professional, but I am knowledgeable, I'd love to have some topic ideas if anyone could post some. smile.png
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
post #7 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by CherriesBrood View Post

I'm not sure I can write anything professional, but I am knowledgeable, I'd love to have some topic ideas if anyone could post some. smile.png
Same here...
When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
Reply
When I don't fit in and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ (forgiven ~ Sanctus real))
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081999/chickenlover200s-new-chat-thread/10#post_16651351
Please join my chat thread. AND check out the Weekly Peep it's back! Thanks!
~CL200~
Reply
post #8 of 587
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChickenLover200 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by CherriesBrood View Post

I'm not sure I can write anything professional, but I am knowledgeable, I'd love to have some topic ideas if anyone could post some. smile.png
Same here...

highfive.gif
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
post #9 of 587
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by casportpony View Post
 

I would love to see someone write an article on how to examine a sick/injured bird based on this:

 
-Kathy

And I would love to see Kathy write some articles for us :D ;) 

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

Reply

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

Reply
post #10 of 587
Does anyone have any ideas for us? I thought of one, this is what I'm knowledgeable in, but I'm not sure what other people will think.
"Starting off your backyard chicken flock. Using the right stuff for success." I'm not sure what do you guys think?
Edited by CherriesBrood - 5/5/16 at 9:20am
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
You don't throw a whole life away just because their beaten up a little~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it... because you never know how far you can go, unless you run~
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Forum Information and FAQs › Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways › ENDED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - BYC Article Writing Contest #8 - Write and Win!