Ended - Coop Contest Fall/Winter 2009 - Win $20 Gift Cert.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

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    Winners Announced Here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=3454067#p3454067
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    This BYC Coop Contest Sponsored By www.horizonstructures.com%2Fcoop_landing.asp

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    Get 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:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=8449

    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.

    TO ENTER 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: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2-Personal_Pages
    Upload
    pics to BYC: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=52145
    Create
    a BYC Page in 20 seconds: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=75877
     
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