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Written by Resident Events On  November 02, 2017   9084   0
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Ugly Sweater Contest

As the weather chills down and the sweaters come out, there are bound to be a few sweaters we all pull out of storage, look at, and say, “What on earth was I thinking!?”

An ugly sweater contest in your community is a fantastic way to show off the worst of the bunch. It’s also good for a holiday stress-busting laugh as long as no one's feelings get hurt!



Ugly Sweater Day is officially on Dec. 19. So what better way to celebrate this funny day than with a clever event and contest at your community?

Setting up the event


All you need to do is inform residents of the contest and make up some great prizes!

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Consider sweater-shaped handmade medals, purchased ribbons and sashes, or even funny handmade trophies!


Your residents will love winning and showing off their ugly sweaters with pride!



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You can have a physical event where resident need to show up and model the offensive sweater in person. Or, to make things easier logistically, you can also have residents send in or share selfies of themselves in the ugly sweaters.


Make sure you get everyone's permission to post the pictures of their ugly sweaters on your social media accounts!


You can also encourage votes for community favorites.

Passing out awards


In this contest, you can have more than one winner! Get as creative as you like with types of categories and awards.


Awards categories can include:


  • Most festive ugly sweater
  • Best color combo ugly sweater
  • Ugliest fall sweater
  • Ugliest construction (for all of the ugly and misshapen handmade creations)
  • Ugliest children's sweater
  • Largest ugly sweater
  • Smallest ugly sweater
  • Most flammable ugly sweater
  • Most rash-inducing ugly sweater
  • Most creative ugly sweater
  • and more!


Get creative with your awards by making hilarious prizes to match!


For digital contests, keep the entries and nominations open for about one week. Then announce the winners on ugly sweater day in December.


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For an in-person contest, prepare voting cards and a big ugly sweater ballot box. This will make it easy to collect votes or entries for everyone’s top choices in each category!

This is no beauty contest! So get out there and dance the night away in your ugly sweater - you’re a rock star!




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