the poultry project

The winner is…

November 28th, 2010

UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI – GROUP B: JURY PRIZE WINNER (above); EMILY AXTMAN: RUNNER-UP (below)

After several days of intense deliberation, the jury chose the University of Karachi Group B’s portable coop design as the winner of the The Poultry Project 2010 Chicken Coop Design Competition.  Another coop was a close contender, so the jury created a runner-up award for Emily Axtman’s design – she actually built the coop in North Carolina as part of her fellowship with DesignCorps.

In addition to the jury prize and runner-up awards, we invited visitors to the Exhibition to vote for their favorite coop design for the People’s Choice Award.  There were 63 designs to choose from and 73 ballots were cast.  The winner of the People’s Choice Award is the Cart Coop by Carey Clouse and Zach Lamb.

CART COOP – CAREY CLOUSE+ZACH LAMB: PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD (above)

Congratulations to EVERYONE that participated in the competition.  The jury spent hours assessing, discussing and comparing the designs.  And the designers put so much time, talent and effort into their amazing, meticulous, gorgeous coop design submissions.  We are so pleased with the enthusiasm and interest in our first coop design competition – so pleased that we plan to do this again next year.  Thanks again to the jury and coop designers!

Loads of gratitude to our generous event sponsors/vendors – Lucky Penny Farm (donated delicious medjool dates stuffed with their signature chevre); Covered Bridge Gardens (donated delicious popping corn); Beckwith Orchards (donated a bushel of apples; DJ Flower Mantis (incredible music); Wooltex Gallery/Artefino (thanks Karen for being an amazing, attentive host!).

Over the coming months, we will post a coop design a day and we’ll announce the finalists and honorable mentions.  The coop posts will feature photos and descriptions of the coop designs and designer bios.

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