Two weeks ago, I announced “The Parrot Nation Plug Ugly Parrot Paraphernalia Contest.” I received eleven submissions. If you want to see all of them, you can read that post here: “Ugly Parrot!”
The winners will receive an array of prizes from my friend Deb White’s terrific bird toy company: “The Dancing Parrot.” Click on the photo for the link to the website. Great logo!:
I met Deb at the Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture Fall Expo last November and was wowed by some of the toys she carries. Deb has some very cool toys with interesting features that I like including some toys with built-in perches, and toys you can reload. She also sells toy parts. “The Dancing Parrot” sponsored this contest and we’re real happy to have a link here to her website that showcases her toys.
Some contestants will be receiving some “Ring -Around-The-Rainbow” toys from Starbird toys. It’s going to be a while for the “Rings” because Starbird sold my toy out. They are back-ordered to hell and back and even I can’t get them!
I’ve decided that I’m doing categories like they do in those children’s beauty pageants. That way I can reward different entries for their own unique attributes. This means I get to award more prizes, which I love! I happen to loathe the titles they use in these exploitive baby beauty contests: “Ultimate Grand Supreme,” etc. Obviously, categories like “Best Swimwear” is out, but I think I’ve come up with some pretty good divisions.
This was a tough contest to judge because the stuff you entered was pretty Bad, but in a good way. That’s what the contest was all about. But from comments at Facebook, and some of the emails and messages I received there seemed to be an overall favorite ugly entry. Based on popular opinion, and my own assessment, we had a runaway winner for the “Ultimate Grand Supreme” title and that was Vickie Knox LeClair’s orange and green coconut atrocity:
Vickie wins the overall “Ultimate Grand Supreme” prize for this thoroughly hideous entry of a painted coconut parrot! Vickie’s nightmare has won her flock a “Dancing Parrot Olympic Rings” toy! She also wins an official Parrot Nation “Tye-Stix Crunch Toy”, a “Certificate of Achievement” and a Starbird “Ring-Around-The-Rainbow” toy as soon as they come in: