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Amateur Photo Contest

August 21, 2021at8:00 AM - September 24, 2021at5:00 PM

The Bird House Photography Contest is back!  Submit up to two photos for your chance to win!

Submission Dates:  August 21st – September 24th, 2021

Judging: During week of September 27th, 2021

Customers’ Choice Voting: September 25th– October 1st, 2021

Winners announced October 2nd, 2021


  • Birds
  • Wildlife (other than birds)
  • Scenery
  • Pet

* If your photo would fit in more than one of these categories, photographer must pick one

  • Youth

Photos taken by youth ages 16 and under, in any of the four categories

  • Bird House Elite

This category is designed especially for previous winners and those with a competitive drive.  Go head to head with the best!  This category is for anyone who has won via professional judging in The Bird House photography contest in the past five years, (youth is excluded) or who wants to compete with previous winners



  • A group of professional photographers will choose prize winner(s) in each category
  • Customers will vote on a Customers’ Choice prize in each category as well

Customer voting will occur September 25th-October 1st by paper ballot

Customers who vote will automatically be entered in a random drawing to win a $25 Bird House gift certificate

  • All winners will be announced October 2nd


Prizes in each Category:

  • 1st Place – $100 Gift certificates to the Bird House
  • 2nd Place – $50 Gift certificates to the Bird House
  • 1st Place Customers’ Choice – $100 Gift certificates to the Bird House
  • 2nd Place Customers’ Choice – $50 Gift certificates to the Bird House
  • Honorable Mention – Bird House coupon


Contest Rules:

  • No entrance fee
  • Amateur photographers only
  • Maximum two submissions per person
  • Photos must have been taken in the wild, in the US
  • Photos must not have been previously published or sold
  • Photos must be 8” x 10”, horizontal or vertical
  • Photos must be dropped off at The Bird House during business hours or mailed in to: 3035 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618
  • Photos not picked up from The Bird House by November 30, 2021 will be discarded, unless prior arrangements are made for return by another method
  • By entering, photographers give to The Bird House the non-exclusive right after the contest ends to use their photos in the store and on our website and in printed materials, with attribution but without compensation


August 21, 2021at8:00 AM
September 24, 2021at5:00 PM
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