United Poultry Concerns
17 March 2009

Submissions are being accepted for this year’s Chicken Run Rescue Photo Contest.

To view entries so far and vote for your favorite - visit and vote often:

You will join Chicken Run Rescue and United Poultry Concerns in recognizing May as International Respect for Chickens Month by capturing the beauty, joy, intelligence, dignity, agility and zany exuberance of your birds in a photograph. Each year, twelve winning photos will be published in a calendar and winners will receive a free calendar. An exhibit of the winning photos will also be shown at the Justice for Animals Exhibition Space in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All calendar sales proceeds will enable Chicken Run Rescue to continue helping chickens for another year.


Photograph everyday activities that are natural for your birds – no costumes, staged stunts or props. Chicken Run Rescue reserves the right to decline any images that conflict with our mission to promote the adoption of homeless chickens as companion animals and discourage breeding or buying. There are never enough homes for displaced animals.

Submission Deadline: May 15
Voting: Ongoing thru May 15
Winners Announced: June 4

Send HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL PHOTOS to chickenrunrescue@comcast.net. Include your name, title or bird’s name, address, phone number and email address.

Submission of photographs implies acceptance of the following terms: Entrants in the Chicken Run Rescue Photo Contest retain all copyrights and other equivalent rights to their entered photographs. However, Entrants give Chicken Run Rescue the right to reproduce and publish their photographs and name in a calendar and in advertising to promote sales of the calendar. In all cases where such photographs and names are used, Entrants give Chicken Run Rescue the right to do so without obtaining the photographer’s further prior permission and without offering any compensation in any form except for the token prize of one free calendar.

Mary Britton Clouse
Chicken Run Rescue
Minneapolis, MN

Every year, domestic fowl, mostly chickens, are impounded by Minneapolis Animal Control (MAC) and 5 Metro Area humane societies. These birds are victims of neglect, abuse and abandonment, sometimes used as a source of eggs or intended for slaughter, fighting or ritual sacrifice. Some are the discarded outcome of “nature lessons” for children or after a hobby that no longer holds interest. After their release from MAC, Chicken Run Rescue provides the birds with temporary shelter and veterinary care, locates and screens adopters within 90 miles of the Twin Cities and transports the birds to their new homes. Chicken Run Rescue is the only urban rescue of its kind and depends entirely on donations and sales of art merchandise to continue helping chickens. There is a special need for rooster homes. Don’t breed or buy – Adopt! There are never enough homes for displaced animals.

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