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Rules: 1st Annual Sparkpeople Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We've all seen them. We've gotten them. We've given them. Yep; ugly holiday sweaters.

Now we have a better use for them: the 1st Annual SparkPeople Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest.

No cost to enter. Everyone can play. Here are the rules:

1. Take a picture of someone you know personally, wearing an ugly holiday sweater. Alternatively, have someone take a picture of you, or take a selfie. What is not allowed: surfing the net for one and posting a pic to which you have no personal nexus with the model.

2. Write and post a Sparky blog entitled "Sparkpeople Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest." Post your entry in your blog. As many pics per blog as you like.

3. Post by Midnight, local time, on Christmas Eve. Drop me a note on my page, giving me the heads up. If thousands play as I expect, I will be inundated,

4. By the morning of the 26th, a committee of Sparky elders (Thing One, Thing Two and me) will have reviewed, deliberated, ranked and blogged with the results here.

5. Recognition, prestige and self-esteem for all entrants. The winner also gets a free Sparky membership for 2015.

Now to give you an idea of what the judges are seeking, I coerced the (very bribe-able) Thing Two to model an appropriate entry:

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    1970 days ago
    OMG, I LOVE that sweater!!!! That is the best ugly sweater ever!!!!!!!! LOVE it!

    I've never had an ugly sweater like that. Not even in childhood.

    Would you accept ugly socks? I have a pair with monkey faces on them............
    1985 days ago
    I got rid off all mine years ago.
    1985 days ago
  • DALID414
    I think I'll pass.
    1986 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    Sorry, no pictures here. We banned them years ago.
    1986 days ago
    I want to know where you got the Hanukkah sweater??? I need to get one of those for my best friend. She'd plotz. Sadly I got rid of most of my horrible Christmas sweaters before the big craze and on a recent trip thru Rapid City SD found one that would have been the sure winner but the women I was shopping with (at the thrift store) refused to let me buy it...wouldn't give me a ride home if I bought it.

    Funny story though...we were unpacking some donations at the local senior center here and there was an ugly sweater. One of the old ladies just 'had to have it'. We gave it to her and I asked her if she was going to an ugly sweater party. Almost made the poor old dear cry as she thought it was just beautiful!! So I will be scrounging around to see if I can come up with some semblance that might be a contender...maybe by making a patchwork one out of several I can find?? Can hardly wait to see the entries and the winner!
    1986 days ago
    That is a HIDEOUS Hanukkah Sweater (but awesome at the same time). I do not own any Christmas sweaters AT ALL, but will endeavor to locate a friend wearing one, because this sounds like fun! emoticon
    1986 days ago
    OK . . . ummm . . . UGLY!!!! NOT Thing 1, of course (holy cats, he looks so much like YOU!) but that sweater!
    1986 days ago
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