Coop Contest Spring 2010 - Win $20 BYC Store Gift Certificate - WINNER

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Okay everybody, we'll be ending this contest to new submissions on 5/9!

    This BYC Coop Contest Is Sponsored By

    those digital cameras out and scan those plans you wrote on the back of your chick starter receipt. Throw them together with a great write up and you could be a winner! (okay... everyone on BYC is a winner... you'd just be a super coop contest winner!) [​IMG]

    Contest Details:

    This is a contest to see who can create the "best" coop page for BYC. The winner of the contest will 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 800 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.

    NEW RULE: ALL pictures MUST be uploaded to the BYC Image Upload Tool.
    It is super easy to use and will help ensure that the pages always have the correct images and that they load quickly.

    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:

    If you have any questions about how to use the BYC Page Tool, read the following thread and post questions here:

    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.


    1) Create a cool page
    2) Reply to this thread with a link to your coop page on BYC!
    3) Have Fun!

    NOTE: If you're one of those modest types and want to add your coop to the site but don't want to enter the contest, that is fine. We still need pictures posted to a BYC page and a link to your page posted in this thread... the more coop designs the better the community will be!

    A few items to help everyone create BYC Coop Pages quickly and easily:

    BYC Page Instructions:
    pics to BYC:
    a BYC Page in 20 seconds:
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Hey Maxx,

    We unfortunately don't accept re-submissions. With that said, we're working on creating some new contests that might include existing coop pages that have been updated.
  4. rbrink21

    rbrink21 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 9, 2008
  5. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2010
    I looked and may have missed it, but.... whats the deadline?
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    No deadline yet. We usually wait to see how many submissions we get and then determine a deadline (some times of year we get more submissions faster than others).
  7. possumqueen

    possumqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    Monroe, North Carolina
    eeuwww! Wait for me!! Wait for me!!!

    I've finally started on my little tractor, but the main materials list has to wait for my tax return! I just KNOW I'll win this one!![​IMG]
  8. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
  9. tigerlilly2588

    tigerlilly2588 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2009
    just got mine completed! I'll have to see if I can figure out how to make a page for

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