Ended ENDED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - BYC Article Writing Contest #7 - Write and Win!

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  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Short Version: Write a great article and you could win a great prize & have your article featured on the homepage of BYC!

    Detailed Version:
    We are constantly amazed at how knowledgeable and helpful our community members are! The BYC forum provides a wonderful opportunity for members to post questions and reply with answers. Unfortunately a lot of really amazing information can get lost in the super activity on the forum.

    Over the years we’ve received a ton of requests to add more articles & FAQ’s to our Learning Center. Our BYC Coop Page Contests have been super successful and now we have over 900 chicken coop pages in our Coop Designs section! Hopefully we can have similar success with this BYC Article Contest!!

    The Process:

    1. You write an article (or two)
    2. Once we have at least 40 article submissions we’ll set an end date for the contest (at least 1 week notice)
    3. We’ll judge the articles & pick winners
    4. The first 2 best articles will get a $30 BYC Gift Certificate & have their articles “Featured” on the homepage of BYC for at least 1 week each
    5. The next 3 best articles will get a $20 BYC Gift Certificate & have their articles “Featured” on the homepage of BYC for at least 3 days each
    6. The next 5 best articles will get a FREE 6 month GFM for themselves or a friend


    So, if we get 40 submissions, you have a 1 in 4 chance of winning!!!

    How To Enter:

    1. Pick a chicken related topic. We suggest writing an article that is not already covered in our Learning Center, but is a topic that would be a good addition to one of the sections in the Learning Center.
    2. See here for article/member page/coop page writing tutorial: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/953810/coop-pages-and-member-pages-tutorial-and-feedback/0_30
    3. Create a well worded & detailed title. Example: “How To Raise & Process Chickens for Meat - Tips & Pictures” is much better than: “Meat Chickens
    4. Write a unique high quality article with around 750 words (more is fine as long as it is good / helpful info). It must have at least one picture relative to the subject. Bonus points if you add more pics (pictures are usually worth 1,000 words, but in this contest they are worth about 10 - 50 [​IMG] )
    5. Post a reply to this thread with a link to your completed article(s) - A maximum of THREE article submissions per member will be allowed.

    Rules:

    1. All articles must be posted in the Member Pages section
    2. All articles must be written by you and must be unique (do not copy from other sources)
    3. Sorry, articles and pages submitted to our previous contests will not count for this contest.
    4. All articles must contain accurate information, and must be a minimum of 500 words (shoot for 750+), and should contain pictures relative to the subject matter
    5. Please spell check your article(s)
    6. BYC retains full license of articles submitted
    7. At least 40 articles need to be submitted before the contest ends
    8. Contest is void where prohibited [​IMG]


    Here are some great examples of existing BYC articles:


    We look forward to your submissions!!


    (Wait, you’re not the writing type? If you have an idea for an article that you’d like to see someone write, please reply with a an idea for a title and a quick description of what you’d like to see contained in the article.)
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Can't wait for the entries! I may or may not answer since I'm not the best writer and I have no Ideas![​IMG] Good luck everyone!
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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  4. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I have written a brief article on Chicken Behavior Training through the use of positive reinforcement. It is a length of 553 words, with a photographic example. Thank you for the opportunity to write this, and share with people that chickens have the capability to learn all these cool things!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-behavioral-training
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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  6. HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you so much! I posted a comment back, just saying that I hope you found it interesting. We just got 5 little chicks today, so I cannot wait to start socializing them and hopefully teaching them some cool stuff like this! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I hope you have fun!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I am literally jumping up and down with this![​IMG] I cannot wait to write! Good luck to everyone else as well.[​IMG]
     
  9. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    I'm glad that there's finally another one of these! I've been watching this thread since it was made, but haven't had the chance to write until today. Now classes are coming to an end, I can get down to business! :D Just need to decide what I want to write about...

    Can't wait to see the other entries as well! I've only been able to skim the articles, but I'm liking the looks of all the entries. :) Great job so far, everyone!
     

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