Totally Tongue Out Photo Contest

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Send us a photo of your dog with his tongue out for your chance to win a set of Uglies Dog Toys

It’s not rude to stick out your tongue – well, at least in this case. That’s because we’re announcing our Totally Tongue Out Photo Contest!

Starting on Tuesday, November 25 and running to Friday, December 5, we want to see photos of your dog with his tongue out – just like the Uglies! Send us one picture of your dog with his or her tongue sticking out. Your dog can be panting, licking something or someone, or just sitting around with his/her tongue sticking out. It doesn’t matter; we just need to see that tongue!

Just email a picture to and you’ll be entered. All of the photos sent to us will be featured on our Facebook page. We’ll be picking 1 Grand Prize winner and 2 Runner Up prizes. The Grand Prize winner receives the COMPLETE SET of Envvy’s Uglies characters – Fabio, Isabella and Leo. The two runners up will get to pick their choice of one of the Uglies toys.

There are lots of ways to get your dog to show you his tongue. You can get him to give a friend (human or animal) kisses. Favorite treats work well – show him a treat, he’ll start to lick his lips, and then you can take a shot. Peanut butter is always a sure-fire lip-smacker. Just put some on a spoon, your finger, or the tip of his nose, and have your camera ready.

The inspiration for our Totally Tongue Out Photo Contest comes from the Uglies, of course! As soon as we saw these stuffed dog toys and their super-long tongues, we fell in love and had to share their ugly adorableness with you. And because it’s the holiday season, we’re in the giving mood! What dog would want to snuggle with these cute characters?


The contest runs from Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014, 11:59 a.m. EST. staff and their families are not eligible to win.

What Do I Do?: Send us a photo that you own of your dog sticking out his or her tongue. Your pooch can be licking, panting, grooming, eating or just sticking his/her tongue out. The important thing is we need to see that tongue! You agree that we can post the photo on our social media accounts and in conjunction with news about the contest. Send the photo to with the subject line TONGUE OUT CONTEST. Please include your name, location, and dog’s name, plus a little story about the picture, if you have one. Only one entry per person.

How Do I Win?: 1 (one) Grand Prize Winner and 2 (two) Runner Up Prizes will be selected by our panel of three judges, based on theme, photo clarity, awwww- and smile-factor.

Where Can I See My Photo: All of the photos can be seen on our Facebook page. We’ll feature the winner and two runners up on a dedicated post on

Your friends and family can get in on the summer fun as well, so be sure to tell them about this contest. And you can generate buzz for your photo by sharing it with your friends once it’s posted. Check in everyday to see when yours is posted. A winner will be notified and announced on no later than December 8, 2014. This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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