Welcome to Raven Tree and Siskiyou Land Trust 2017 Birdhouse Building Contest, Auction and a Celebration of Birds in Sisson Meadow!

Raven Tree and Siskiyou Land Trust are combining forces to celebrate birds in Sisson Meadow and Raven Tree’s second year in business with a birdhouse making contest, silent auction, and a bird walk in Sisson Meadow!

Birdhouse entries are due September 30th, 2017. Winners will be chosen by a judging panel, and entries will be displayed at Raven Tree as part of our silent auction. Kids are also encouraged to participate (all entrants under 18 will go home with a prize!)

Prize categories include: fully functional, art/decorative, natural materials, repurposed materials, and children’s entries.

Award presentation on October 7, 2017.

How to Enter

  • Submit your completed house to Raven Tree by September 30th, 2017.
  • Fill out Registration form, FREE to enter!
  • You may choose to donate your finished birdhouse to the Silent auction. All proceeds benefit Siskiyou Land Trust.

Voting

Once all entries have registered, Raven Tree will display houses appropriately and a panel of judges (5) will vote on their favorite houses. After voting takes place, houses will be on display for silent auction, which will run from Monday October 2nd 10:00 AM to Saturday 7th 1:00 PM.
Winners will be announced and many wonderful prizes will be given at Raven Tree on Saturday October 7th at 1:00 PM.

Prize Categories

  • Fully Functional: These designs must have appropriate dimensions, entrance hole size, drainage, ventilation, ability to clean out, no perch, durable wood type.
  • Art/decorative: This includes painted houses and decorative amenities placed on the house.
  • Natural Materials: Bird house parts made from our amazing resources that mother nature has provided.
  • Repurposed Materials: This includes, but is not limited to: old, rustic, used, vintage, antique materials that were originated with a different intention.
  • Best Kids Birdhouse under 10
  • Best Kids Birdhouse under 18

(don’t forget all contestants under 18 will go home with a little something for their hard work!)

Eligibility

Everyone is encouraged to enter, including youth.

Rules

  • All entries must be original construction. Name & contact information must be on bottom of birdhouse. Registration form must accompany entry.
  • Materials must be able to withstand the elements.
  • We reserve the right to disallow any submission deemed objectionable. We are not responsible for any damage to or disappearance of the house.
  • Entrance into the contest constitutes permission to use your name and image for purposes of publicity.

 

Good Luck and Happy Building!