Ugly Mug Contest

Back by popular demand! It's time to have some fun with your treasured cup.

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Contest Rules:

  • Enter your mug by 12pm noon CT on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
  • Tell us a couple sentences about how you came to own this mug.
  • The mug must be in your possession and cannot be an image found elsewhere.
  • Images must be at least 500 pixels on the shortest side.
  • In-town customers are encouraged to bring in ugly mugs and cups to display in the stores.
  • The Tea Smith staff will judge the mugs and announce the winners on Monday April 24, 2017.
  • The Tower store, Old Market store and out of town winner each receives a $25 Tea Smith gift card.
  • By submitting your entry, you give us permission to publish your photo in any form and at any time, now and in the future, online and in print. You agree that you own the photo and it does not contain any copyrighted material.

There are 3 ways to enter:

  1. Stop by either store location and fill out a registration form.
  2. Upload a photo of your mug and/or photo of you with your mug on our Facebook page.
  3. Email a photo of your mug and/or photo of you with your mug to tsmith@theteasmith.com.

2016 Ugly Mug Contest Winners

2016 Ugly Mug Winner

Left: Gene Macapinlac of Omaha, NE with his winning mug.
Right: Mug from Don Wassmo of Hubbell, NE.

2008 Ugly Mug Contest Winner

Fred Mug

Winning mug submitted by Jo Ann P.

2007 Ugly Mug Contest Winner

Skater Mug

Winning mug submitted by Kimberly P., Grapevine, AZ

2006 Ugly Mug Contest Winners

2006 Ugly Mug Winner

Winning mug submitted by Jo Ann P., Kerman, CA

2006 Ugly Mug Winner

Winning mug submitted by Sara C., Omaha, NE