Contest & Promotions



2014_backyardphotocontest_socialANNUAL BACKYARD PHOTO CONTEST

It’s time for our annual Backyard Photo Contest! We’re accepting entries for three categories—birds, butterflies and flowers. You’ve got until Sept.15 to submit your photographs. Twelve category finalists will receive $100, and the Grand Prize winner gets $1,000!

Backyard Photo Contest






It’s back! Several years ago we held a video contest, inviting you to send us your best bird videos. We still love those videos, so we’ve decided it’s time to hold a new contest. It’s bigger and better than ever, with a $1,000 grand prize, and we’re holding it in partnership with our companion magazine Country.

Online Animal Video Contest




Find the AcornFIND THE ACORN & WIN!

In each issue of Birds & Blooms, we hide an acorn (like the one at left.) If you find it, you can enter our Find the Acorn contest. We’ll randomly draw the names of 25 readers who correctly find the hidden acorn, and each will receive a one-year subscription to Birds & Blooms Extra.

ENTER “Find the Acorn”
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Find BuzzFind Violet

In each issue of Birds & Blooms Extra, we hide a bee and flower. We’ll randomly draw 25 correct entries and award each of those readers a one-year subscription to Birds & Blooms Extra.

Whoops! We forgot to hide Buzz & Violet in the September 2014 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra. But you can still win—just enter page one for both buzz and violet, and you’ll be entered. Thanks, and Good Luck!

ENTER “Find Buzz & Violet”
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You Don’t Say: Bug Off!YOU DON’T SAY caption challenge

In each issue, we feature a fun reader-submitted photo in our From Your Backyard department and invite everyone to chip in their best clever caption for it. Then, in our next issue, we publish a few of our favorites. Click below to play!

You Don’t Say