Rules and Rubric
|1. No Photoshop or other form editing your entry. Filters are permitted but please keep this to a minimum. Any photoshoped pictures will be rejected and you are allowed one redo.|
|2. No artificial props allowed, i.e. glasses(unless you wear them), hats, wigs, face-painting, etc.|
|3. Everyone that is competing in the competition is allowed to submit three votes. Vote for the face that you feel follows the rubric and captures the essence of the competition. You may spread them to different people or all for one person.|
|4. You cannot vote for yourself.|
|5. Do not discuss who you are voting for with anyone in the competition until all of the voting is completed. In the unlikely event that a tie occurs, you will be notified and asked to revote between the tied entries.|
As we are all trying to ‘appeal’ to one another with our entry, it is important that we are clear on what it means to have a high quality ugly face. Why didn't I get placed in the last contest? How do we get more votes? Consider these guidelines while you are creating your faces.
- REALISM – is this more of a classic ugly face? or is this something that is going to give me nightmares? Try to go for a combination of the two. When in doubt, lead towards being abstract.
- CREATIVITY – the more creative, the better. Go all out! Show us something that we could have never imagined and don't be afraid to overdo it.
- HUMOROUS – The picture that gets the most laughs will generally do well. If you think that your picture is scary then you've done a good job. Your picture should have a shocking and a grotesque factor, however humor is still the most important.
- PURE UGLINESS – according to dictionary, this means repulsive or unpleasant in appearance. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are certain things we can all agree on that are generally considered repulsive or unpleasant to look at. This competition is really about creating a repulsive, nauseating, vile, almost inhuman face, so try* your best. Practice makes perfect, so working on your entry will take a mirror and good amount of trial and error.
Submitting an Entry
If you are ready to submit your best ugly face to the contest, we ask that you send us your name and contact information via the "Contact Us" link on the home page. So, once you reach out to us, we will review the rules and guidelines with you and answer any of your questions. After that you will be provided the link to upload your photos, original face and entry face. We look forward to another great time competing.