WE HAVE WINNERS: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=569732#p569732 -------------------------------------------------------------- In the spirit of last year's hugely successful coop contest we're going to start one again! The details are pretty similar to last time: This is a contest to see who can build the "best" coop page for BYC. The winner of the contest will have their coop featured on the home page of www.BackYardChickens.com and get a $20 Gift Certificate for the BYC Store! You'll be using the BYC Page Creation Tool to design your pages. Here is what should be included in your page: 1) A write up of how you built your coop along with any information you think would be helpful to other people who may want to build a similar coop. 2) Any designs / plans you used to build your coop. 3) Pictures of your coop as it was being constructed. 4) Finished pictures of your coop. 5) What you want to change / add to your completed coop. If you want your coop to win, make sure it has all of the elements above in as much detail as possible! Here are some additional hints to help you win the contest: 1) Follow the format of some of the existing coop pages. 2) The more details and pictures the better! 3) Plans plans plans. Very few coop designs have available plans. If you post plans (rough or detailed) of your coop you'll get bonus points for sure! 4) Pictures - We all love lots of pictures, but PLEASE follow these guidelines: Pictures on the page should be no wider than 500 pixels. If you want to add a larger picture please post a thumbnail link or regular link to the picture instead of the picture itself. Here is a great example of a page with lots of good information and pictures during construction. You'll notice some pictures are in the body of the page and others are links from the page: https://www.backyardchickens.com/coops/pallet-coop.html If you have any questions about how to use the BYC Page Tool, read the following thread and post questions here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11399 If you have questions about the contest reply to this post. We expect to add most of the pages submitted to the coop design page of BYC, but the best will win the contest. Here are last year's winners: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=159629#p159629 SeaChick mac in abilene wooden_pony TO ENTER THE CONTEST: Reply to this thread with a link to your coop page on BYC! I hope we have a lot of coop submissions and tons of fun!!!