In an effort to connect the local food movement (especially urban chicken keeping) and the design community with our work in Uganda, we launched a Chicken Coop Design Competition.
On July 21, 2010, we invited farmers, inventors, architects, designers, artists – ANYONE – to design a small-flock, backyard chicken coop that integrates aesthetics with utility, creatively (re)uses local materials and is ideal for urban settings.
The deadline for submissions was October 10th and the entries came in from all over the world — Italy, UK, Serbia, Pakistan, France, Quebec, Spain, India, South Africa and several of the 50 states!
A jury will pick one winner, up to 4 finalists and 10 honorable mentions. There will also be a people’s choice prize winner.
We hope to modify the winning design(s) and build coops for our project participants in Uganda.
All of the chicken coop designs will be on display for public view at an exhibition in Cleveland on Friday, November 26 – more details to come.
Thanks and good luck to everyone that entered the competition!