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Perky-Pet® Seeks Submissions for 2017 Wild Bird Seed Feeder Student Design Competition

Entrants Challenged to Demonstrate Creativity by Designing a Bird Feeder that Combines Form and Function with Innovation and Manufacturability

2017 Wild Bird Feeder Design Competition

LITITZ, PA— April 11, 2017 —Perky-Pet®, trusted experts in backyard bird feeding since 1958, announces the launch of the 2017 Wild Bird Seed Feeder Student Design Competition. The international competition encourages post-secondary students to demonstrate their inventiveness and imagination by designing a bird feeder that is functional, aesthetically pleasing and easy to manufacture.

The top three design competition winners will share $3,000 in cash prizes. An additional $1,000 will be donated to the school attended by the first place winner. Complete information on the competition entry process, prizes and guidelines can be found at www.perkypet.com/student-design-competition .

 “Perky-Pet® is proud to support industrial design and other educational design programs by encouraging innovation in students through the art of design, “ says Sophie Xiong, Perky-Pet® Category Development Associate.  “The competition is a wonderful opportunity for college students to showcase their talent, win a cash prize, and receive recognition. In addition, student design competition winners often grab the attention of companies looking to hire innovative designers.”   

The wild bird feeder design competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in any country who are enrolled in an industrial design, engineering, product design or equivalent degree program. The contest is open to individual students or teams of two.

Participants must submit their entries by June 2nd, 2017. Entry forms must be accompanied by clear photos, drawings, design studio sketches and/or computer-generated images of the student’s bird feeder design. Incomplete entries will be automatically disqualified. There is no fee to enter.

All correctly completed entries will be forwarded to a jury of industry professionals who will select a shortlist of entries. The shortlisted entrants will be required to send their final submissions no later than July 5th, 2017. Final submissions must include isometric and orthographic views of the bird feeder design, along with a concise design statement explaining the relative material types used, why the design is innovative and how it works.

For complete information about the Wild Bird Seed Feeder Student Design Competition, visit www.perkypet.com/student-design-competition .

About Perky-Pet®

Perky-Pet® brand is a trusted name to bird lovers, with high quality, functional feeders that address the demands of both bird hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. A good resource for just about every wild bird need is right at your fingertips. Visit the Perky-Pet® website to learn more about bird watching, bird feeding tips and tools, and ways to attract birds. Perky-Pet® is a registered trademark of Woodstream Corporation, a leading manufacturer of quality-branded caring control products for pets and wildlife, natural solutions for lawns and gardens and wild bird feeding products. For more information, visit www.perkypet.com

For competition assistance, contact Carolyn Schinsky c/o Ryan PR: 314-822-9784 or carolyn@ryan-pr.com.

Media Contact:

Ryan Public Relations
Carolyn Schinsky


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