Welcome to make a difference

Do you want to help the birds you see in your garden, outside your workplace or school, or on your birdwatching expeditions?

We’re challenging you to get your thinking caps on and really Make A Difference, as part of our great new competition run in association with CJ Wildlife. You could win up to £500 worth of prizes in the process.

We want you to tell us about YOUR innovations to help birds – and especially species that are experiencing worrying declines. It might be something small-scale but directly practical, such as a super-feeder or nestbox village built entirely from recycled materials. It could be something larger, like a rooftop garden at your workplace, or an area of your garden that has been successful in attracting unusual birds as a result of targeted planting. Or it could be the result of teamwork – we’d like to hear how birdwatching and wildlife clubs, community groups, sports teams, school classes or just groups of friends have transformed waste ground into wildlife gardens, revitalised nature reserves, or given public spaces a more nature-friendly look and feel.

The two categories that you can enter are:

Best Individual Innovation
Best Community Innovation

First place in each category will win £500 worth of products from CJ Wildlife.
Second place in each category will win £200 worth of products from CJ Wildlife.
Third place in each category will win £100 worth of prizes products from CJ Wildlife.

A word from our sponsor

We regularly hear inspiring stories from our customers about how caring for the wild birds in their gardens has resulted in thriving populations, and how creating the right environment and feeding the right foods can make such a big difference.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the ‘Make a Difference’ competition and can’t wait to see what innovative ideas people come up with to rejuvenate and enhance the natural spaces local to them. There are sure to be some weird and wonderful creations and we also hope that a wide variety of species will benefit from the development of these bird friendly surroundings. As well as creativity and practical execution we will be looking for projects that have long term potential, particularly in the community innovation where an exciting new environment can give many birds (and people) pleasure for years to come.


About CJ Wildlife

CJ Wildlife is Europe’s leading garden wildlife specialist and stocks a wide selection of products to help you create the perfect wildlife garden. Their nutritious foods and high quality feeders, nestboxes and accessories are developed by its team of experts to ensure they meet the needs of the wildlife for which they are intended. To find out more visit birdfood.co.uk or call 0800 731 2820. Virtually all CJ Wildlife foods are developed and mixed at the Shropshire farm where they are based. The firm has more than 25 years’ experience in creating feed mixes and only uses premium ingredients to maximise the nutritional benefits. CJ’s works with multiple charities across Europe to develop their products. CJ’s also works on individual projects to benefit British wildlife – you can find out more at birdfood.co.uk/partners.

CJ Wildlife has a range of plants specially selected for their benefits to UK wildlife Ahead of the winter, when birds need your help more than ever, CJ’s are reducing prices on their bird-feeding essentials, and over the next few issues will explain exactly how their innovative new products, such as the Apollo Quick Clean Feeder, Twist & Feed and their new range of bird tables, can help you create a wildlife-friendly garden.

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Competition terms

The competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 years or over, excluding employees of Bauer Media, CJ Wildlife and their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the competition.
Any one person may enter a maximum of three images. and a maximum of 200 words telling us why your garden should win. Illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.
All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other competition. It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure that any images they submit have been taken with the permission of the subject and do not infringe the copyright of any third party or any laws. Entrants must warrant that the photograph they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, in consideration of their providing the Competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Bauer and CJ Wildlife to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
All entries must be received by 5.30pm on January 15th 2014. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winners may be required to take part in publicity. All prizes are non transferable and there are no cash alternatives. In the unlikely event that a prize should become unavailable, Bauer Media reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
Winners will be notified by letter within 14 days of the closing date. A list of winners and results can be obtained by writing to the promoter at the above address. Prizes will be delivered to the winner/s within 28 days of notification. The promoters are Bauer Consumer Media Limited, Media House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA. The registered office of Bauer Consumer Media Ltd is: 21 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DY. Registered No.1176085.
For postal entries: Original digital files on a CD or DVD are accepted. Entrants should include their own name, address and telephone number. Do not enclose any other material with your entry. All entries must be sent with the correct, completed entry form. Photocopied entry forms are accepted.
The winners will be chosen by our expert panel of judges and will be announced in the March 2014 issue of Bird Watching magazine.
For full terms and conditions go to www.bauerlegal.co.uk