This fall and winter, bird lovers with charming chickens, delightful ducks or fine feathered friends can show them off in an online photo contest.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
This fall and winter, bird lovers with charming chickens, delightful ducks or fine feathered friends can show them off in an online photo contest sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
The USDA’s Biosecurity For Birds Campaign is inviting backyard poultry owners and other bird enthusiasts to compete for bragging rights by entering the Cutest Birds Photo Contest. Submit JPEG files at http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov in two categories:
1. Cutest chicken or bird
2. Cutest bird couple or family
The four month contest begins in December and continues through March 2014. At the end of each month, the winning photo in each category will be posted on the Biosecurity For Birds web site. The winners will be considered for inclusion on the 2015 Biosecurity For Birds Calendar. For an entry form, contest rules and more information visit http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov
The Biosecurity For Birds program began in 2004 and is designed to educate backyard poultry owners and exotic bird enthusiasts about highly contagious poultry diseases and other threats to birds. The program helps inform bird lovers how to prevent disease and tells them what to do if they suspect their birds are infected.
Media representatives may contact Joelle Hayden at joelle.r.hayden(at)aphis(dot)usda(dot)gov 301-851-4040 or Pam Goldstein at pgoldstein(at)diversitymc(dot)com 973-377-0300, Ext. 14.