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ENDED - WINNER ANNOUNCED - Official BYC Coop and Run Page Contest - 2016

Discussion in 'Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways' started by sumi, Jan 7, 2016.

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  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Previous contest winner - Coop by WthrLady

    This contest is brought to you by our BYC Sponsors

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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 page contest winner!) [​IMG]


    Contest Details:

    This is a contest to see who can create the best coop/run page for BYC. We define the "best page" to mean pages with the most information, pictures, plans, details, etc. that will be very helpful to others who want to build a coop and/or run. We don't care if your coop was made out of recycled pallets and was made in 2 days, or if it was made out of the highest grade materials, took 5 months, and is a scale model of the Taj Mahal. We want helpful and informative pages!

    Prizes:

    First place: The first place winners (at least 2) of the contest will get a $50 Gift Certificate for the BYC Store!
    Second place: The second place winner (at least 2) of the contest will get a $20 Gift Certificate for the BYC Store!.

    You'll be using the BYC Page & Article Creation Tool to design your pages and creating a page here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    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.

    Things to include in your page:


    1. Start with a finished coop/run picture at the top of your page
    2. Have a write-up of how you built your coop/run. Include any information you think would be helpful to other people who may want to build something similar. If you are unsure how to create a page, see our Coop pages and member pages tutorial here.
    3. If you have them, include designs & plans you used to build your coop/run.
    4. Pictures of your coop/run as it was being constructed.
    5. Finished pictures of your coop/run.
    6. A list of things you want to change or add to your coop/run.
    7. Additional information about what you learned, what you'd do differently the next time, and any other tips for potential coop builders.
    To increase your chances of winning the contest, make sure it has as many 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 plans available. If you post plans (rough or detailed) of your coop you'll get bonus points for sure!
    4. Pictures - We all love lots of big beautiful and helpful pictures!
    5. Remember, this is a contest for the most helpful coop build page and not the best looking coop.

    IMPORTANT RULE: ALL pictures MUST be uploaded to BYC and not hosted on other sites like Photobucket, personal websites, etc.


    We expect to add all of the pages submitted to the coop design page of BYC, but the best will win the contest.

    TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

    1. Navigate to the "coop designs" section of the site.
    2. Scroll below the thumbnails of coops and to the middle left of the page you will see a button for "Add a Coop Design" Click that button and give the page a title.
    3. Create a very helpful page with lots of pictures and information.
    4. Reply to this thread with a link to your coop page you created.
    5. 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'd still love to have your pictures posted to a BYC page and a link to your page posted in this thread... the more coop designs the better!


    To get your coop page on the Index of coops pages of BYC:

    1) Create a coop page following the steps above.
    2) Reply to this thread with a link to your coop page.
    3) Wait for the contest to end.

    Please keep in mind that adding coops to our coop index is a long and manual process, so we tend to do them all at once and at the end of the contest.

    We look forward to seeing your coop pages, pictures, and information!!
     
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  2. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. AxolotlLove

    AxolotlLove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help :)
     
  5. hollyanne0

    hollyanne0 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I find the right place to post my coop thread?
    I have clicked on all the links and it does not bring up a template for me to fill out.
    When I clicked on "start a new thread" it put it under the forums discussions so I deleted that out.
    Please let me know. Thanks.
    I want to make sure I put my coop in the right place and I am quite confused now. Thanks.
    -Holly
     
  6. matt7sd

    matt7sd Out Of The Brooder

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    The link/button to "Add a Member Page" doesn't exist. I've tried using multiple different internet browsers and it doesn't appear on any of them. Is this being fixed? I'm excited to add my coop.
    Thanks! :)
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there :frow
    TwoCrows has left you the link on the tutorial thread but I shall post it here again for you ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/create/type/2
    If it is not allowing you to create a page you may just need a few more posts. The more you post the more features become available for you.
    Once you have created your page copy and paste the link to this thread and your coop will be enterd into the contest.

    Good luck with your entry :D
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there :frow

    You may need a few more posts before this feature becomes available to you :thumbsup
     
  9. hollyanne0

    hollyanne0 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, thank you so much. When I click on that link, it tells me I have "Insufficient Permissions" and to contact an administrator.

    How many posts do I need to have made before it will let me have access to adding my coop?

    I am fairly new to BYC (joined this summer) and haven't posted much. Thanks!
    -Holly
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  10. hollyanne0

    hollyanne0 Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cute coop! Love the colors.
     
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