We want to see the ugliest holiday sweaters you can create!

Decorate a sweatshirt or sweater with your materials of choice - felt, yarn, LEDs, plastic, clock gears, buttons, etc! As long as it's over-the-top and ugly, you're good to go.

We'll be giving two grand prizes - one for Ugliest Holiday Sweater and one for Most Creative Use of Materials. :D

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, New Zealand, and Denmark. The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PT), December 16, 2013. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, January 6, 2014.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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The Ugly Sweater Contest is closed.

Grand Prize


Grand Prize: Ugliest Holiday Sweater (1)

One Grand Prize: Ugliest Holiday Sweater winner will receive:

Grand Prize: Most Creative Use of Materials (1)

One Grand Prize: Most Creative Use of Materials winner will receive:

Runner Up Prize (5)

Five Runner Up prize winners will receive:

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 16, 2013 and Jan 6, 2014 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Ugly Sweater Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.