••• 2008 Coop Page Contest - Win A $20 BYC Gift Certificate - ENDED

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nifty-Chicken, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    WE HAVE WINNERS: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=569732#p569732


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    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!!!
     
  2. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Sound good, cant wait to start making my pens.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Can we enter pages that were completed after last year's contest was over, but before this one was announced?

    Pat
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:Absolutely!!!

    If your coop page was not entered in the last contest you can submit it to this contest. Simply post a link to your coop page as a reply to this thread.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Wow Pat, that's a great first submission!!!
     
  7. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds great! [​IMG] I wanna join.....but my coop isn't really show quality and looks kinda ugly, so I guess.... [​IMG]

    Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see your coops.... oh, and nice coop, patandchickens! Very excellent.
     
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  8. new2chickens

    new2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. DENALI

    DENALI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When will be the submission cut off date? I have yet to start my coop but plan to be finished by the first week of april. THanks
     
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:We don't have a solid date yet. For these contests we try to get a feel for the number of submissions and base the end date on that (we don't want too many or too few contestants).

    With that said, we'll probably stop taking submissions for this contest at the end of April or beginning of May.

    We'll update the first post with more details as they come.
     
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