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How the competition works 

Welcome to Australia’s Next Top Chicken Competition, where we celebrate the beauty, quirks, and diversity of chickens and roosters from every corner of Australia!

Unlike traditional poultry contests, this competition celebrates chickens of all breeds, cross-breeds, abilities or disabilities. It takes the fun online, allowing chicken lovers nationwide to share in the joy and camaraderie of chicken ownership. 

 

Categories and Prizes

  • Australia’s Next Top Chicken: For the chicken that embodies all the qualities of a standout star
  • Australia’s Next Top Rooster: Dedicated to the roosters who rule the roost with their presence and charisma
  • Funniest Photo: A chance to showcase the lighter side of chicken life with your most humorous shots
  • Two Random Prizes: Because every chicken deserves a chance, we offer two random draw prizes, ensuring everyone has a shot at winning

How to Enter (Entry form above )

Step 1: Snap That Perfect Photo

  • Capture your chicken or rooster in their best moment. Whether it’s strutting their stuff, showing off their plumage, or getting caught in a hilarious antic, make sure your photo captures the essence of what makes them special.

Step 2: Submit Your Entry

  • Online Submission: Upload your photo below. Entries are open 1st May 2024- 20th May 2024
  • Entry Details: Along with your photo, include your chicken’s name, (and optionally a brief description or story behind the photo), and select the category you’re entering.
  • No Entry Fee: Participation is completely free, emphasising the community and fun aspects of the competition.

Step 3: Share and Vote

  • A gallery of entrants will be open for public voting. Share your entry with friends and family to gather support for your feathered friend!
  • You can vote once per day, so don’t forget to login again tomorrow and cast your vote
  • Voting closes 31st May 2024

Judging and Winners

  • Public Voting: Winners are determined by public vote, so every vote counts! Encourage your community to participate and support their favorites.
  • Announcement of Winners: Winners in each category, along with the recipients of the random prizes, will be announced on our website and social media channels on 1st June 2024.

Preorder your ANTC Calendar for

2025 NOW! 

Did you know that after the competition we will release a 2025 calendar featuring the top 13 chooks? You can pre order this now, to ensure you receive your copy.

The best part about pre ordering is that we will donate $5 for every calendar to the RSPCA to support their efforts in poultry rescue.

📅 Grab Australia’s Next Top Chicken Calendar Here!

Did you know that after the competition we will release a 2025 calendar featuring the top 13 chooks? You can pre order this now, to ensure you receive your copy.

The best part about pre-ordering is that we will donate $5 from every calendar pre-ordered to the RSPCA to support their efforts in poultry rescue.

Meet the 13 most popular chickens in Australia.

Introducing the Australia’s Next Top Chicken competition calendar – the perfect way to keep track of your schedule while enjoying the beauty and charm of the feathered friends we all love!

This calendar features stunning photographs of some of the most beautiful and charismatic chickens from around the country.

In addition to the gorgeous photography, each month of the calendar features a different chicken breed, with fun and interesting facts about their history, temperament, and care requirements.

If you’re a fan of the popular Australia’s Next Top Chicken competition, this calendar is a must-have, you’ll never miss a moment of the drama and excitement.

Featured on Channel 7 Sunrise

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So many prizes to be won!

There are five prizes to be won

Two 1st place prizes going to the top hen and the top rooster.

These are voted by you, our fellow chicken lovers as

Australia’s Next Top Chicken

The runner-up prize is awarded to the Funniest Photo

Two chooks are randomly chosen from all the entries to receive spot prizes.

Australia’s Next Top Chicken Prizes:

Valued over $600!

Australia’s Next Top Chicken Trophy

  • Hasbro Noosa Monopoly Board Game featuring The Good Life Backyard and our chooks
  • Hasbro Noosa Top Trumps Card Game featuring The Good Life Backyard and our chooks
  • 20 Litre Automatic Waterer
  • 20 Litre Premium Feeder
  • 1kg bag of Gut Health Blend
  • 150gm Black Soldier Fly Larvae Poppers
  • 1kg bag of Supertreat Treat Mix
  • 1kg bag of Poultry Porridge
  • 350g bag of Nest Box Blend
  • 1kg bag of Afternoon Peck Treat Mix
  • Treat Roller Toy
  • Treat Skewer

Australia’s Next Top Rooster Prizes:

Valued over $600!

Australia’s Next Top Rooster Trophy

  • Hasbro Noosa Monopoly Board Game featuring The Good Life Backyard and our chooks
  • Hasbro Noosa Top Trumps Card Game featuring The Good Life Backyard and our chooks
  • 20 Litre Automatic Waterer
  • 20 Litre Premium Feeder
  • 1kg bag of Gut Health Blend
  • 150gm Black Soldier Fly Larvae Poppers
  • 1kg bag of Supertreat Treat Mix
  • 1kg bag of Poultry Porridge
  • 350g bag of Nest Box Blend
  • 1kg bag of Afternoon Peck Treat Mix
  • Treat Roller Toy
  • Treat Skewer

Funniest Photo Prizes:

Valued over $200!

  • 1kg bag of Gut Health Blend
  • 1kg bag of Supertreat Treat Mix
  • 150gm Black Soldier Fly Larvae Poppers
  • 1kg bag of Poultry Porridge
  • 350g bag of Nest Box Blend
  • 1kg bag of Afternoon Peck Treat Mix
  • Treat Roller Toy
  • Treat Skewer

Random Draw Prizes:

Valued over $150!

  • 1kg bag of Supertreat Treat Mix
  • 1kg bag of Poultry Porridge
  • 350g bag of Nest Box Blend
  • 1kg bag of Afternoon Peck Treat Mix
  • Treat Roller Toy
  • Treat Skewer

Random Draw Prizes:

Valued over $150!

 

  • 1kg bag of Supertreat Treat Mix
  • 1kg bag of Poultry Porridge
  • 350g bag of Nest Box Blend
  • 1kg bag of Afternoon Peck Treat Mix
  • Treat Roller Toy
  • Treat Skewer

Plus! National Recognition as being Australia’s Next Top Chicken!

Meet the winners for 2023

 

The results are in and the winners of the highly-anticipated Australia’s Next Top Chicken Competition have been crowned! This year’s competition saw an incredible display of creativity, innovation, and commitment to raising healthy, happy chickens.

After receiving hundreds of entries from across the country, and tens of thousands of votes, we are thrilled to announce the winners.

Taking home the title of Australia’s Next Top Chicken for 2023 is Jolene from QLD. Taking out Australia’s Next Top Rooster 2023 is Harold from VIC. Awarded as Australia’s Funniest Chicken 2023 is Sweet Potato.

We want to extend our congratulations to all of the winners and thank everyone who participated in our competition. Your passion for backyard chickens and commitment to animal welfare is inspiring. We hope that your achievements will inspire others to follow in your footsteps and raise happy, healthy chickens in their own backyards.

And the winners are… 🥁 please!

Australia’s Next Top Chicken

Jolene

Your ability to strut your stuff with
confidence and poise has
truly set you apart from the flock!

Australia’s Next Top Rooster 

Harold

Your commanding presence,
impressive crowing and sharp instincts
have truly set you apart from the flock!

Australia’s Funniest Chick(en)

Sweet Potato

This is Sweet Potato.

She is a French Wheaten Maran, for reasons unknown she looks like an aeroplane,

this is how her wings have been ever since she grew them!

Special Spot Prize Winners

Meet Monica. She should be called Houdini. She manages to get through the chicken fence, over the pool fencing to lay her egg under the lily pillys everyday!

Meet Ellie… the cheekiest chicken! Loves to stay up late and escape all attempts to put her back in the coop. Ellie is an isa brown who came to us with a limp. Our kids had a soft spot for her and insisted on us taking her despite her being scrawny and having to hop along. Their love and favouritism saw her fatten up and become stronger despite being picked on by her coop mates. 10 months on and she now no longer limps and rules the roost.

Will your chook be Australia’s Next Top Chicken?

Competition Terms & Conditions

 

Introduction

By participating in the competition you are agreeing to these competition terms and conditions. The competition is being run by The Good Life Backyard.

Eligibility to Enter

The competition is open to entrants over 18 years of age. The Good Life Backyard employees and associates are excluded from the draw.

By entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and that you are eligible to receive any prizes that may be awarded to you. 

There is a limit of one entry per person per day and the competition is completely free to enter.

Competition open to Australian Residents only.

Entries close 20th May 2024 midnight AEST. Voting closes 31st May midnight AEST.

The Prize

There will be over $1500 worth of prizes, in five categories.

The use of specific brands as prizes by The Good Life Backyard does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement of such brands.

The prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable, and no cash alternatives will be provided.

We reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value if circumstances beyond our control require doing so.

The Good Life Backyard‘s decision on any aspect of the competition is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into about it.

Winner Announcement

The winners will be announced on Facebook, Instagram, on this page and via email on the 1st June 2024. The winners, as voted by the general public will be notified via the email address provided on 1st June 2024. The random winners (x2) will also be drawn and announced on these dates.

The Good Life Backyard will make two attempts to contact the winners via email.

If the winner does not respond to the emails informing them of their win within 14 days of the second email, they forfeit their right to the prize, and The Good Life Backyard reserves the right to select and notify a new winner.

Delivery of the Prize

The winner will allow 14 days for the prize to be delivered, otherwise alternative collection or delivery arrangements can be made through mutual agreement.

Data Protection and Publicity

You agree that any personal information that you provide when entering the competition will be used by The Good Life Backyard for the purposes of administering the competition and for the other purposes as specified in our Privacy Policy.

All entrants may request information on the winning participant by emailing admin@thegoodlifebackyard.com.au.

If requested by The Good Life Backyard, the winner agrees to release their first name and place of employment to any other competition participants.

The winner’s first name and country of residence will be announced on The Good Life Backyard‘s website and social media channels.

Any photos submitted will become the property of The Good Life Backyard and may be used by The Good Life Backyard for advertising or public relations purposes.

Limitation of Liability

The Good Life Backyard accepts no liability for any damage, loss, injury, or disappointment suffered by any entrants as a result of participating in the competition or being selected for a prize.

General

The Good Life Backyard reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to cancel the competition or amend these terms and conditions.

Purchased products are great. What you see is what you get and delivery was quick. Will purchase products again from The Good life Backyard.

Renata

Excellent customer service and quick delivery

— Tracey Atkinson

Great customer service and fast delivery. Thank you very much

— Cody