Our Coolest Coops Photo Contest is Back — Starts May 4th

Show us Your Creative Coop and You Could Win an Automatic Coop Door from Brinsea

Promoted by Brinsea

How Does it Work?

Think you have the coolest coop on the block? Share your pictures and crafting details, and you may be crowned the winner of Backyard Poultry‘s annual Coolest Coops contest. From one-of-a-kind waterers to hand-crafted roosts to completely recycled creations … show us your best!

Enter to Win

Submissions accepted May 4 – 25 (enter below).
Social media voting May 27-29 (links below)
Winners announced the week of June 1 on social media.
Winners featured in the August / September 2020 issue of Backyard Poultry and awarded prizes below.

There Are Two Ways to Enter

Submit your photo(s) below (you will need to enter each photo individually — use the same email address and we will know they photos belong together) OR use the hashtag #bypcoolestcoops on Instagram and tag @backyardpoultrymag and @brinseaus. Please note that if you enter via Instagram, you will need to submit print-worthy pictures at a later date if contacted by our staff.

2017 winners: April and John Andrews — Best Little Henhouse in Tennessee

Prizes

Grand Prize Winner — as chosen by the Backyard Poultry editorial staff — will receive a ChickSafe Eco Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener from Brinsea, prominent placement in the August / September 2020 issue of Backyard Poultry, a commemorative coop sign, and a copy of Reinventing the Chicken Coop from our bookstore.

Voters’ Choice Winners: After picking the grand prize winner, the Backyard Poultry editorial staff will pick their 10 favorite coops. Our Facebook and Instagram fans will determine two voters’ choice winners from our top 10. These two winners will each receive placement in the August / September issue of Backyard Poultry, a commemorative coop sign, and a copy of Reinventing the Chicken Coop from our bookstore.

Please note: Last year’s winners, as well as the Top 10 coops from last year, will not be considered in this year’s contest.

2015 winner: Brandy Meyer

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook so you can be part of the voting, which starts May 26:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/backyardpoultrymag/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BackyardPoultry/

Rules

  • Coops must not be store-bought in their entirety.
  • Parts of the coop — feeders, fencing, etc. — can be store-bought, but the ready-made coops bought off the shelf are not what we are striving to show off.
  • Uploaded photos should be .jpgs and be submitted with a short, concise description of the coop and what makes it the coolest. Photos should clearly show the inside and outside of the coop, as well as any of the pieces mentioned in the description. Simply put, we need visual proof.
  • You may submit up to 2 entries per person, and up to 8 photos per coop entry.
  • All entries must include a valid name and email address, so contest organizers can contact winners.
  • Readers who have previously submitted coop articles and pictures to Backyard Poultry are encouraged to resubmit those to our contest.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • This contest is not affiliated with Instagram.
  • 2019 winners, as well as the Top 10 coops from last year, will not be considered in this year’s contest.
2018 Voters’ Choice Winner: The Chick Inn at White Feather Farm

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