CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. – YardShare.com, a free website that allows homeowners and landscape professionals to create “virtual” yards, share tips, and create friendships, today announced its newest exciting yard contest, “The Light Up the Grill Contest”. This contest, which is announced in view of upcoming summer (bbq season), invites contestants to submit images of their outdoor cooking area.

The contestants are allowed to submit their images, including bbq grills, outdoor kitchens, smokers, and any other area or tool they use to cook. They can submit their photographs until September 30, 2011. The best creative image will be awarded with the Omaha Steaks Gift Card worth $250. Visitors and members have already started voting online from August 1, 2011. Voting will continue until September 30, 2011. Official rules of the contest can be found at http://www.yardshare.com/yard_contest_info.php?contest_id=187

YardShare.com founder, Bryan Powell said, “We conduct contests to encourage our members to showcase their creativity. This particular contest is being conducted to highlight the barbeque season in which cooking in outdoor spaces is an integral part of the enjoyment of our yards.”

YardShare provides do-it-yourself tips, creative ideas, step-by-step illustration of construction of yards and many more to help amateurs, professionals and garden enthusiasts design their yards and gardens.

With an archive of more than 12,000 images, this site is a perfect one stop solution for creative design ideas of outdoor spaces. It has a separate section for constructing different types of gardens.

Powell offers themed advice columns under the “Yard Ideas” tab on YardShare, which is open to both amateur and professional yard and garden enthusiasts. Some of the most popular articles are – Creating Privacy: 10 creative ways to make a front or backyard more private; Outdoor Entertainment: Make your yard the life of the party; The Taste of the Garden: Edible Gardens and more!

The members are also allowed to share their yard ideas and post pictures. One can even get some really advanced and sophisticated designing ideas and suggestions from experts. So, make sure that you visit this site to make your outdoor spaces look more unique, attractive and creative.

Bryan Powell, 32, founded YardShare.com in 2008 when he couldn’t find online inspiration for building his own back-yard kitchen and patio. Powell, who lives in Castro Valley, Calif., and works for a financial management company in San Francisco, began working in his free time to merge technology and neighborhood to create a virtual community of advisors and launched YardShare (“Knocking down fences”). Today it is an online community of more than 5,000 members and over 40,000 unique monthly visitors, many of whom post pictures of and step-by-step DIY instructions for their landscaping, design and yard projects; YardShare’s archives contain more than 12,000 images.

Contact:
Jenny Randall
Jenny@RevvGroup.com
3899 Boulder Canyon Dr.
Castro Valley, CA 94552
Phone: 415-279-9893
Website: http://www.yardshare.com

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