Perfectly Perched Owls ~ #HootSuite #Owling Contest Results

By Dave Olson | 4 years ago | 11 Comments

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We called on the owls of the world to show their parliamentary pride — and today we’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who took part in the HootSuite Owling contest, powered by memelabs and our friends at Invoke Media.

The rules were simple: you take a picture of yourself owling, submit it to the contest and the best owls get treats and prizes. The contest came to a close on August 5, and today we are happy to announce the winners of the deluxe HootKits from HootSuite.

Top of the Podium

The grand prize was decided by a panel of esteemed judges here at HootSuite HQ, and it goes to “Owling on Mt. Harvey” posted by dpugh! The judges noted the effort to get to this unique perch, the sincerity in the pose and the awesome headband accessory.

People’s Choice

The runner up prize received the most votes from fans, and is awarded to Deidre Drewes who convinced her colleagues to gamely pose in the office (check them out in the perpetual #usguys Twitter chat).

Special Accolades

We’d like to give an honorable mention to TheAngryRhino, otherwise known as the “Fridge Owling”. Note the obscurity of the place appropriate for only tiny owls – Great job!

Bonus Poses

With so many incredible submissions, choosing winners wasn’t easy so we’ll share some other favorites from the contest  –  be sure to head on over to to see them all in your own Owling slideshow.

From Adelaide to Sydney, HootSuite is growing in Oz – for evidence, we turn to dain_ger in front of the opera house.

This owl in Amsterdam is subtle and hiding in plain view – cleverly disguised amongst tourists and spires poses Lea1987.

With commitment to character on par with the finest acting troupes, this coordinated crew led by kateburning demonstrate the evolution of the meme.

Thanks again to all who participated, whether through picture submissions, tweeting  or otherwise spread the word about our Owling Contest. It’s been a hoot.

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Ian 5pts

Congrats to dpugh! Well deserved

Lynn Ponder
Lynn Ponder 5pts

Too much fun..great creative contest idea...Kudos HootSuite! And we have to congratulate #TeamHootSuite on amazing platform to help us keep up with our addiction to Twitter..Lol

Eli from Brooklyn
Eli from Brooklyn 5pts

Still waiting for my credit for the idea. ;-)

- @EliFromBrooklyn

Dave Olson
Dave Olson 5pts

Hi Eli, Send your postal address to community (at) and we'll send you a Hootkit to say thanks.

Debbie Miller
Debbie Miller 5pts

Great contest idea and love the photos! The guy in Syndney has incredible balance!

Kemp 5pts

Great Contest! Great choices for the winners. Looks like many owls had a ton of fun!