Ended - Coop Page Contest Early 2011 - Winners Chosen!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Nifty-Chicken, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    ------ UPDATE -------
    Winners have been chosen: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5917386#p5917386

    This BYC contest is brought to you by our sponsors. Please visit them and thank them for their support of BYC:

    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.

    Deadline: The deadline will be based on the number of submissions we receive and how quickly we get them. Usually we wait for at least 20 - 30 submissions. Once we get "enough" we'll give everyone at least 1 week notice before the contest ends so they can put final touches on their submissions.

    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: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=11399

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

    the process of how we get your coops rated / ranked and listed on the coops pages of BYC:

    At the end of the contest we go through the process of creating thumbnails, sorting the coops by size, and adding them to the database. It is a long and manual process, so we tend to do them all at once and at the end of the contest. We use the contest to group them together into one place so we can crank through them all at one time.

    So, to get your coop page on the Index of coops pages of BYC:

    1) Create a coop page
    2) Submit it to the current coop contest
    3) Wait for the contest to end

    We'll complete the manual process above, declare the winners, and add all the coops to the various coop pages
  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011
  3. Chickenman16

    Chickenman16 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 23, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 17, 2011
  4. Cargo

    Cargo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2010
    Farmington, NM
  5. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
  6. denise70

    denise70 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Meaford, ON
    JLS~ wonderful coop! Love the covered run.

    What kind of grass do you have growing in the back run? Looks interesting.
  7. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

    May 29, 2009
    My Coop
    Quote:I planted Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber' - Red Silver Maiden Grass. It should grow to 5ft tall with beautiful purple flowers. I am hoping to provide my flock with some shade and a "snack" that can withstand the abuse [​IMG] I hope it works!
  8. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
  9. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    Awe ........still working on mine. Not sure if it will be finished on time.[​IMG]
  10. Loco Ken

    Loco Ken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2010
    Pacific NW
    Well, I'm almost finished but I don't have any progress pics as I had to hurry to get it done. I'll post what I can here real soon.

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