Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring 2016 Contest

It's that time of the year. Spring Contest time! We're proud to announce that this year's spring contest theme is Hack Your Homestead!


Original photo by pixabay


Have you ever visited LifeHack.org, or watched TruTV's Hack My Life? You've probably seen some awesome money, time, and effort saving shortcuts from there, and maybe even tried them yourself! Homesteaders and hobby farmers are often extremely ingenuitive, because you have to be when you're raising livestock and growing plants! We find creative ways to make jobs easier and fix broken things cheaply all the time! Do you have a hack for chickens, gardening, or anything farm-y? Snap a picture, and enter our contest!

Rules/Guidelines

Your entry must include:
  • at least one picture of your hack, completed. The picture does not have to be professional, but it does have to be clear enough to see what is going on.
  • directions on how your hack is done
  • your email address at which you would prefer to be contacted, if different from the one you're sending from
  • your entry should be sent by email to thebackyardbarnyard@mail.com 
  • your entry must be submitted between the dates of April 20, 2016 and May 21, 2016.
Rules:
  • Contest is open to only the United States (sorry!)
  • It is preferable that your hack is completely your own - something you thought of yourself. If you learned it from someone else, please state where.
  • It MUST be something that you did yourself. Do not submit someone else's work or picture!
  • One entry per person. Submit your most useful and unique hack!
  • Must be willing to provide an email address and mailing address upon winning.
  • Be safe.
  • Must be 18 or older to enter 
We will choose the most unique and useful hacks to be tested to the best of our ability. We will choose the winner based on how well the hack worked and how much time, money, and/or effort it saves. The contest ends on May 15th, 2016, however judging could take a few weeks afterward given we have to test unique hacks. Winners will be announced on our blog as well as on our Facebook page. 

Prizes

The prizes we are offering this year include a $25 Tractor Supply Co. gift card and another prize that will be announced at a later date! There will be two runner-up prizes of $10 Tractor Supply Co. gift cards as well! If a winner or runner up refuses to disclose their mailing address, another winner will be chosen. We would also like to feature the winner and their homestead, with a brief email interview! The winner may opt out of the interview if they wish, however.

So enter now!