We're on a quest to find the most outlandish, garish, and outright outrageous festive knitwear to light up the holiday season! The winner will win 10 Irish Heritage Trees to dedicate to your friends and family this Christmas.

Are you the proud owner of a sweater that makes snowmen cringe and reindeer blush? Does your holiday attire resemble a Christmas tree explosion? Well, we want to see it! Dig out those knitted monstrosities from the back of your closet, and let the world witness your sartorial splendor.

How to enter

1. Strike a Pose

Put on your most eye-catching, jaw-dropping, and downright ugly Christmas sweater.

2. Snap a photo

Capture the essence of your festive fashion with a photo that screams holiday spirit.

3. Send it our way

Email your photo to submit@irishcentral.com with the subject line "Ugly Christmas Sweater Submission." Don't forget to include your name and a brief description of your sweater masterpiece!

Alternatively post the snap on Instagram or Twitter using #ICUglySweater

The Grand Prize: Planting Roots in West Cork

But wait, there's more! In the true spirit of giving, the Irish Heritage Tree program will make this competition even more meaningful. The grand prize winner will have 10 trees planted in their honor in the scenic landscapes of West Cork! Imagine, your ugly sweater could contribute to the beauty of Ireland for generations to come.

The ten Irish Heritage Tree certificates will be emailed to the winner just in time for Christmas!

Rules of the Sweater Game

Submissions are open until December 20th, so get those photos in pronto!
All ages are welcome to participate – after all, ugly sweaters know no bounds.

Creativity is key! Whether it's DIY disasters or store-bought shockers, we want to see your unique take on festive fashion.

The winner will be announced on December 24th, just in time for a Christmas Eve celebration!

The winner and runner-up photos will be shared on social media and we invite you to share your submission on social media using #UglySweaterCompetition and encourage friends and family to join the festivities. After all, the more, the merrier!

So, what are you waiting for? Embrace the holiday hideousness, showcase your sweater swagger, and let the world see your festive flair! Enter the Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition and help us make West Cork greener one knit at a time.

Wishing you all a season filled with laughter, joy, and the ugliest sweaters imaginable, from IrishCentral and the Irish Heritage Tree program! 🎅🎁