year’s photo contest will have several categories and prizes, so you’ll
have an even better chance than usual of winning! Please read
this entire post to make your entry the most likely to suceed.
Deadline: July 18, 2012
Email up to three digital photos to email@example.com.
Your photos should be no more than 4 MB in size, and if they’re large
please send one per email. In addition, please include a written
description with your photo(s). If you win, we’ll email you back
ask for your mailing address.
What we’re looking for:
We judge entries based on the factors outlined in the next
section. You might like to look at the winners of previous
contests to get an idea of what we like:
2012 categories: When you
submit your photo(s), please include a note with each one telling me in
which category you’d like to enter your photo. Your options are
- Artistic chickens: The
winning entry in this category will be a beautiful photo of your
chicken(s) drinking from either our premade waterer or a waterer you
made from one of our do it yourself kits. We’ll be judging the
entries in this category nearly entirely on artistic merit.
- Chicks, peacocks, and more:
Entries in this category will showcase baby birds or birds of species
other than chickens. We’ve heard from lots of customers who have
used our waterer with quail, turkeys, pigeons, and many other birds,
and we’d like photographic evidence! We’ll be judging the entries
in this category based on uniqueness combined with artistic merit.
- Ingenious waterers: This
is the category for the inventors among you. Our customers have
turned our do it yourself kits into a vast array of waterers perfectly
suited to their setting. We’ve seen bucket waterers fed by
gutters, heated waterers of all kinds, and many other unique
options. The winner in this category will be judged based on
ingenuity of both the photo and the written description, so spend a few
minutes polishing your words when you submit your entry.
Prizes: The first prize winner in each category will receive
their choice of either a 10 pack
DIY kit or our working
chicken combo pack (three pre-made waterers). The second
place winner will receive their choice of either a 3 pack
DIY kit with drill bit or one pre-made
waterer. Several other
honorable mention winners will be showcased on our website.
The fine print:
All photos entered in our contest become the property of Anna Hess and
Mark Hamilton. We don’t care if you use them for other things; we
just want the right to put them up on our website and potentially use
them in our instructions, ebooks, and print books. By submitting your
photos, you’re agreeing that you won’t receive any further compensation
for the use of your photos and text.