DIY Birdhouse and Feeder Contest

-CONTEST CLOSED – Keep your eyes peeled to vote on finalists! –

Do you love to build creative birdhouses and feeders? If so, we’ve got your chance to win big!

We are challenging you to build the quirkiest birdhouses and feeders you can imagine. We hope the off-the-wall examples on this page will inspire you. Entering is as easy as 1, 2, 3.:

1. Build it. Keep in mind entries will be judged on creativity (40 percent), craftsmanship (30 percent), functionality and photo composition (15 percent each). Start working today, because entries are due on or before April 15, 2014.

2. Enter it. Attach one good photograph of your birdhouse or feeder to an email addressed to In the body, provide your contact information (mailing address, daytime phone and email) plus a few words about your entry—telling us about any special materials you used, assembly technique, your source of inspiration and any other interesting information you’d like to share.

3. Keep an eye out. If we choose you as a semifinalist, we will ask you to mail your birdhouse or feeder to our offices in Wisconsin. From these, our staff will select up to 10 finalists, which will each win $100 and compete in the final round, where reader votes will determine the winner of the $1,000 Grand Prize.

Click here to read the official rules and voting terms and conditions.

Creative Birdhouse and Feeder Contest