04-03-2013, 02:38 PM
My current plan is to hold the 2013 Talk Budgie Bird Show in May.
Draft Announcement CompletedI've made a couple of changes in the processes this year.
Award Ribbons Completed
Members' Category award ribbons resized [250 x 200 pixels]
1) Moving entries into the appropriate category thread
Simply EDIT the post in the appropriate category thread and add the bird(s) to that post.
(Do not create a new post for the entries.)
There will then be only ONE post in the entire thread.
If you need clarification on how to do this, please take a look at the way I’ve been handling the BOTM Contestant Entry Threads this year. 2) Entries to Each Category will be limited
There are nine closed threads set up for the Member Categories and six closed threads set up for Staff Categories.
The threads will remain closed and only TB Staff are allowed to access them.
When you've edited the proper thread to place an entry into the appropriate category, please remember to "stamp" the entry in the Announcement Thread using this stamp.
When an entry is stamped in the Announcement Thread, the contestants will know the submission has been entered.
Bird Categories: Members may enter up to THREE birds in each category.3) Prizes
Special Categories: (e.g. Aviary, Cage, DIY):
Members may submit ONE entry for each category.
I'd like to discuss whether or not the TB Staff believe days on the 2014 Talk Budgie Calendar should be part of the prize package again this year.
If so -- I'd like to reduce number days awarded per category to maintain space on the calendar for those who wish to 'purchase' dates by making a contribution to a local animal charity in their area.4) Other Bird Categories
One day for 3rd Place
Two days for 2nd Place
Three days for First Place
(I need to know what other birds should be listed in the various categories please)
Small Birds: Finch, Canaries
Medium Birds: Lovebirds, Parrotlets, Cockatiels, Lorikeets, Conures, Pionus Parrots, Doves, Alexandrines
Large Birds: Cockatoos (other than Cockatiels), African Greys, Macaws, Amazons, Chickens
Staff members ONLY will judge all entries and determine all winners.
Judging will commence immediately after the deadline for entries has passed.
6. Staff Entries
Staff Members may enter their birds in a separate group of closed threads
Staff member categoriesStaff Entries will be moved to a poll after the Bird Show has ended.
Best Staff Pet/American Budgie
Best Staff Show/English Budgie
Best Staff Other Small Bird
Best Staff Other Medium Bird
Best Staff Other Large Bird
The winners in the Staff Categories will be determined by Non-Staff Talk Budgie Members
Staff Members cannot vote for Staff Entries.
More information will be forthcoming toward the end of April as I ramp up the preparations for the Bird Show!
Last edited by FaeryBee; 04-03-2013 at 02:46 PM.