AU members are invited to submit photographs, plans and
descriptions of their lofts to the Showcase Loft Contest each
year. The lofts and information help non-racers understand what
is necessary for a race team setting. It also helps beginners to
see a variety of designs that they might consider for
There were four loft entries this year. Each showed a different
layout and size, making it a challenge to pick one as a winner.
One entry stood out this year because of the simplicity and
adaptability to racing, youth projects and release bird service.
of the AU’s newest members can appreciate this style and adapt
it to their own needs.
The 2010 winner is Kristoffer Manalokon from Port Orange,
Florida. He is part of the Florida East Coast Club and has been
in the racing sport for six years. His loft entry illustrates a
compact and effective loft so often needed in smaller backyards.
Winners receive limited edition prints in the AU Convention
Series by Artist Jim Brown, along with a winner’s plaque.
Congratulations to Krifsoffer!
Thank you to all the participants for demonstrating the quality of care
AU members provide for their birds. You reflect the sport well.