Acronym Contest

22nd Annual Acronym Contest
Deadline is May 31, 2024 – Scroll down for rules & regulations

W o r d s   c a n   h u r t

You can take the sting out of negative words just like we did
when we converted the negative word, ugly into the positive
Unique Gifted Lovable You.

To enter our contest just create a positive acronym
for one or all of the following words:

Cruel, Gossip, Hate, Insult, Loser, Moron, Racism, Rude, Simp, Snitch, or Stupid


You could win $100 cash prize, T-shirt, Certificate and News Release for your local media

You can enter as many different acronyms for these words as you like

Pictured above 2011/12 Acronym Contest Winner, Dakota Cleek
with Hey U.G.L.Y. co-founder, Betty Hoeffner

Photo Courtesy Erwin Media

Make sure you follow our rules and regulations below.

2023-2024 Acronym Contest Rules and Regulations: All entries must be original, legible and emailed to as an attachment by May 31, 2024 in WORD, Notepad format or pasted into the body of the email.  Entrant’s name, age, grade, school name, home address, email address and phone number must be included on the entry. Contestants may enter contest more than once. Must be 7 – 17 to enter. Void where prohibited by law. All entries must be emailed or postmarked no later than May 31, 2024. All entries submitted for judging will become the exclusive property of Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc. and will not be returned to entrants. To determine the winner, all entries submitted will be judged on memorability, originality and positivity. An independent panel of writers and journalists will conduct judging. Judging will take place on or about July 15, 2024. Decisions of judges are final. If our judges select an acronym entry that is exactly the same as other entries, a random drawing will be conducted to select the winner. Winner will be notified, by phone or email, no later than September 15, 2024. First Prize is $100.00, T-Shirt, Certificate & Press Release. To receive a written letter listing the winning entry, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Hey U.G.L.Y., PO Box 2142, Michigan City, IN 46361. Winner need not be present to win. All taxes and any expenses not indicated herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for sponsor and anyone it may authorize to use winners’ names, photographs or other likenesses, biographical information, hometowns and statements concerning the contest for purposes of advertising and promotion without compensation to the winner. Employees of Hey U.G.L.Y., Inc., its affiliated companies, participating partners and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies and their immediate families are not eligible. Not responsible for lost, late illegible, mutilated, typographical or other errors.  All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded.