Wild Bird Photo Contest
&
Story Contest

wild bird photo contest


Announcing Two 2020 Contests!

Yes, 2!

Photo Contest

Show Off


Your Best Photos Of A

Backyard Bird Feeding Station


&

Story Contest

Great Backyard Bird Stories:
"Tails" Of Backyard Avian Visitors

You might be asking...

Why 2 contests? And why a story contest?

It just seems unfair that only those who have a tip-top camera and the skill to take good, moving target photos, be the only ones who have an opportunity to enter a contest.

So, now those who have a way of crafting a good story from an event they have witnessed, have an opportunity to show their stuff.



Each person may enter:

Up to 3 photos in the Backyard Bird Feeding Station
 contest

&

1 story in the Great Backyard Bird Stories contest,

with up to 4 supporting photos.




Both contests will open February 1st 2020!

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Quick Links for Wild Bird Scoop 2020 Contests:

  • Judges To Be Announced!
  • Prizes To Be Announced!
  • Gallery of Photo Entries (When contest opens.)
  • Story Roster (When contest opens.)

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But before you enter,

please read the rules carefully!




Your Best Photos Of A
Backyard Bird Feeding Station

How It Works

  • You may enter up to 3 photos of birds eating or drinking in an outdoor space, in any season, that a bird watcher has setup with bird feeders and/or a bird bath.

  • Voting will be open to everyone after contest closes for seven days. Separate prize for the photo with the most votes.

  • When the contest closes, our respected judges will have 1 week to make their Top 3 choices from all entries.
  • Then the Top 3 photos will be awarded the Best Ever Bird Watchers Prizes!

Rules for Entering Photo Contest

  • Photos submitted must show a wild bird(s) enjoying a  backyard bird feeding station. (Please be sensitive to the fact that photos of birds of prey which have taken a songbird from your outdoor space will not be entered. Thank you for your understanding.)
  • Images must be in .jpg format, with a maximum file size of  5mb.
  • Photo contest begins Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:01am and ends on Saturday,  March 21, 2020 at 11:59pm.
  • Photo entry must be taken by you.
  • Entrants can submit up to 3 photos during the contest time frame. (Professional photographers are asked not to enter, to give others a chance. But if you wish to have your photos showcased with a watermark on the site, please contact us here. )
  • Contest entries must be accompanied with some details. Your name, phone number, and email are very important (phone number and email will be kept private) . If we do not have your contact information, especially email, then we will not know how to notify you if you win!, location of photo (City, State/Province, Country), type of bird, what the bird is eating, circumstance and any other information a contestant might wish to include is welcome.
  • You must give permission for your photo to be used exclusively on our website www.wildbirdscoop.com, related social media or digital and print material, possibly for sale, in perpetuity to enter the contest. Your name can be watermarked on your photo, if you wish.
  • After the contest closing date, voting will be opened to everyone who wishes to cast a vote between Sunday, March 22, 2020 and Sunday, March 29, 2020. The photos with the most public votes will be awarded a prize.
  • Judges will be asked to select their top three choices from all entries. Judges are asked to have their decisions in by Sunday, April 5th.
  • Winners from the public vote and the Judges vote will be contacted by email and/or phone number and announced on the website.
  • The 3 prizes will be awarded to the photos that get the most votes from the judges.
  • Winners will be announced on the website the second week of April after a response back has been received by the winners via email.

IMPORTANT: Please include your name, phone number, and email (phone number and email will be kept private)!

No Email & Phone Number = No Win = No Prize


Entry Form Link

Backyard Bird Feeding Station Photo Contest

Opens Saturday, February 1st 2020!

Good Luck to Everyone!



Great Backyard Bird Stories:
"Tails" of Avian Visitors


  • One story may be entered per person.
  • Your story must have actually happened, no fiction please!

  • Voting will be open to everyone after contest closes for seven days. Separate prize for the photo with the most votes.

  • When the contest closes, our respected Judges will have 1 week to make their Top Choice from roster of story entries.

  • Then the Top Story will be awarded the Best Ever Bird Watchers Prize!

Rules for Entering Story Contest

  • All "Great Backyard Bird Stories" must be 500 words minimum.
  • The story line must be about something you witnessed in your backyard, for example, how a pair of Goldfinches raised their clutch. Here is my Goldfinch Story. Your story does not have to be that long. ;-) Or the adventures of  feeding Crows in the far corner of your yard, like my Crow story here. But my Crow story is 217 words, your story must be 500 words.
  • Optionally, you may submit up to 4 photos that must support your story. The quality of the photos will not be judged, but will only be considered as they help in telling your story.
  • "Great Backyard Bird Stories"  contest begins Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:01am and ends on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:59pm. (Same time frame as the photo contest.)
  • The story must be original and not available on the internet anywhere else.
  • All story contest entries must be accompanied with some details. Your name, phone number, and email are very important, (if we do not have your contact information then we will not know how to notify you if you win!), location of story (City, State/Province, Country), type of bird, what the bird is doing, circumstance and any other information a contestant might wish to include if not evident in the story telling.
  • You must give, exclusive, permission for your story to be used on the website, www.wildbirdscoop.com and social media, in perpetuity, to enter the contest. Your name can be published with the story, if you wish.
  • After the contest closing date, voting will be opened to everyone who wishes to cast a vote between Sunday, March 22, 2020 and Sunday, March 29, 2020. The story with the most public votes will be awarded the prize.
  • Judges will be asked to select their choice from the roster of story entries. Judges are asked to have their decisions in by Sunday, April 5th.
  • Winners from the public vote and the Judges vote will be contacted by email and/or phone number and announced on the website the second week of April.
  • The prize will be awarded to the photo that gets the most votes from the judges.
  • Winners will be announced on the website the first week of April after a response back has been received by the winner via email.

IMPORTANT: Please include your name, phone number, and email (phone number and email will be kept private)!

No Email & Phone Number = No Win = No Prize


Entry Form Link

Great Backyard Bird Stories

Opens Saturday, February 1st 2020!

Good Luck to Everyone!

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 Wild Birds Scoop Photo & Story Contests

  • Meet Our Respected Judges We are very grateful for our Judges who are freely giving their time and expertise. (To Be Announced)
  • All the Prizes! (To Be Announced)


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