#BirdButteCA Photo Contest

#BirdButteCA Photo Contest

Enter for Your Chance to Win!

The annu­al bird migra­tion along the Pacif­ic Fly­way is clear­ly vis­i­ble in Butte County , and we want to see it through your lens, so enter your pho­tos of these beau­ti­ful birds in Butte Coun­ty this season!

Enter the #Bird­But­te­CA pho­to con­test for your chance to win a pair of Nikon binoc­u­lars, a Birds of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia” ref­er­ence book, and a $100 Down­town Chico gift card (a prize pack­age worth more than $250)!

The con­test will run from Nov. 4, 2020 — Jan. 31, 2021 and the pho­to must be shot in Butte Coun­ty and dur­ing that win­dow of time. One win­ner will be select­ed from the pho­tos sub­mit­ted each month, for a total of 3 win­ners. Offi­cial Rules below.

How to Enter

The #Bird­But­te­CA Pho­to Con­test is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

There are two ways to enter:

1. Use the #Bird­But­te­CA hash­tag on Instagram

2. Sub­mit your pho­to direct­ly using this form


Offi­cial Rules

  • The #Bird­But­te­CA pho­to con­test will run from Novem­ber 4, 2020 through Jan­u­ary 312021.
  • The pho­tog­ra­phy entries must have been tak­en in Butte Coun­ty between Novem­ber 1, 2020 and Jan­u­ary 31, 2021 to be eli­gi­ble. Mul­ti­ple entries are allowed.
  • Entries need to use the offi­cial hash­tag #Bird­But­te­CA on Insta­gram or be sub­mit­ted direct­ly on Explore Butte County’s (EBC) web­site to be con­sid­ered for giveaway.
  • Entries must be of orig­i­nal work on per­son­al social media chan­nels; they can­not be post­ed on behalf of third parties.
  • Pho­tog­ra­phers must be 18 years of age or old­er by the time of the draw­ing to win.
  • One (1) win­ner will be cho­sen from the hash­tagged entries each month, on Decem­ber 1, 2020; Jan­u­ary 4, 2021, and Feb­ru­ary 12021.
  • The win­ning pho­tog­ra­phers will win one (1) Nikon Prostaff 3S 10×42 Binoc­u­lars ($140), one (1) copy of Birds of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia” ($20), and one (1) $100 gift Down­town Chico Busi­ness Asso­ci­a­tion gift card, with a total pre-tax val­ue of $260
  • The pho­tog­ra­phers of the win­ning entries give non-exclu­sive rights to EBC to use the win­ning pho­to in their Dig­i­tal and/​or Print­ed Mar­ket­ing Efforts with­out fur­ther com­pen­sa­tion, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to: use on the EBC web­site, across their social media chan­nels, and in print­ed Vis­i­tor Guide, rack cards, TV adver­tis­ing, etc. Read EBC’s pho­to per­mis­sions detailed explanations
  • By using the #Bird­But­te­CA hash­tag, pho­tog­ra­phers give EBC the right to post the entered photo(s) to their web­site, either as stand-alone embed­ded pho­tos or as part of a gallery of photos 
  • EBC will ask pho­tog­ra­phers of non-win­ning entries for explic­it rights per­mis­sions to use their photo(s) across social media and/​or for dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing purposes.


  • Explore Butte Coun­ty is com­mit­ted to pro­tect­ing pri­va­cy. It will not col­lect any per­son­al infor­ma­tion that isn’t vol­un­teered upon entry of this con­test. EBC will not sell or share the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed to third parties.