Best of Breed? Enter Our Digital Chicken Show!

As we build-up to our Chicken Nuggets event at the Being Human Festival, we are opening entries for our Digital Chicken Show. Do you keep chickens? Are you a museum with chicken-related objects in your collections? Or do you create/own chicken art? Take a lovely photo showing your favourite chicken (and you?) and send it to us with a description, either via twitter @Chicken_Project or by email info [at]

Britain’s first Poultry Show was held at London Zoo in 1845. Ever since then national and international competitions have been held to showcase the variety and aesthetics of rare breed chickens. But human fascination for the beauty of these animals pre-dates 1845, with many museums holding chicken-related artefacts made by ancient cultures. Today chickens continue to be the inspiration for artworks; even animals that fall short of ‘breed standards’ are often considered visually pleasing to their owners. The Digital Chicken Show is open to all: modern birds (from rare breeds to cross-breeds), ancient birds (artefacts and iconography) and artworks from all periods.

We are looking to capture the full a range of human-chicken interactions, (both past and present) past and present. to highlight the importance of this species in human culture and thought, and to chart how attitudes to the chicken have changed through time

All images will be downloaded, printed out and exhibited on Sunday 16th November, where they will be judged and prizes awarded.

Will your chicken be 'Best in Show'?

Come and be part of the day – find out how, when and why the chicken crossed the globe. Book your free ticket here

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