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Have Family Fun Making Funny Faces

Updated on June 2, 2013

Rain Rain Go Away!

There is nothing worse for children when it is pouring with rain and they are stuck inside the house with very little or nothing to do.

They have played all of their board games to death, there is nothing worth watching on television and the computer is out of the question because mom is chatting to her friend on Facebook, which we all know will go on for at least 3 hours.

I always tell my children "that only boring people get bored, everyone else will find something to amuse themselves", a shrug of the shoulders from them is the usual response.

I will then make a funny face at them and that usually starts a competition to see who can make the funniest face which takes away the boredom factor for at least half an hour.

Funny Face?

I really don't understand the reason my children declare me the winner of the funny face competition before it even begins.
I really don't understand the reason my children declare me the winner of the funny face competition before it even begins. | Source

Funny face Competition

A funny face competition is a great laugh for everyone in the family, I am usually declared the winner even before I have started to make a funny face which seems rather strange, I never really understood that one, after all I am such a handsome fellow.

I try not to make funny faces too often because I always remember the dire warning from my mother when I was a child that my face would stay like that if the wind changed.

Funny Face Competition Rules

The rules are simple, you are only allowed to use your face, no accessories such as glasses, no make up and no hands. the winner is the person who makes the funniest or most grotesque face.

Egremont Cumbria

Egremont, Cumbria CA22, UK

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The home of the annual World Gurning Championships

Making Funny Faces "Gurning"

Gurning or making a funny face as it is better known is a serious business, every year at the Egremont Crab Fair in Cumbria, England, the World Gurning Championships are held.

The contestants put on a horses collar and contort their faces, The Gurning World Champion is the person voted to have the ugliest and funniest face.

Contestants come from all over the world to take part but to date no one from outside of the UK has taken the title. An American woman Miss Marie Quinn came close in the women's competition in 1974 coming in second.

The winner and most of the contestants have one thing in common at the world championships which gives them a massive advantage over the everyday person in the street.

They are not double jointed, nor do they have a special ability that makes their faces so elastic, the secret to making the best funny face is simple, all you need to win is to lose all of your teeth.

World Gurning Championships

The Family Funny Face Competition

So the competition is on and my kids decided that they would like you guys to decide who has the funniest face. the voting is now open and you can cast your votes below.

Roberts picture is first on the list as you can see he put a lot of effort into sticking his tongue out.

Jennifer is next she just loves her kissy kissy face.

Bryan added a little more effort into his attempt and wowed! his little brother Jason.

Jason didn't really know what was happening but his cheeky face lights up when he has his picture taken.

Last but not least it's me Daddy, I must admit to cheating a little because I have no back teeth and I can make my bottom lip touch my nose.


Is Robert good enough to win the funny face contest this year?
Is Robert good enough to win the funny face contest this year? | Source


Jennifer promises to kiss you all if she wins.
Jennifer promises to kiss you all if she wins. | Source


Bryan wants the wind to change so that his face will stay this way.
Bryan wants the wind to change so that his face will stay this way. | Source


Jason may not know what is going on but his cheeky grin is infectious.
Jason may not know what is going on but his cheeky grin is infectious. | Source


Dad is a cheater, he has no back teeth.
Dad is a cheater, he has no back teeth. | Source

Please Pick Your Winner

Who Wins the Funny Face Competition

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Pick Your Favorite

The last face has been pulled and all that is left is the public vote can you decide our family winner of the funny face competition, cast your votes and make a dream come true for the lucky winner.

No phone votes or mailed votes will be accepted and the winner will be the person with the highest number of votes in the poll opposite.

Please take a couple of seconds to vote for your favorit guys this could change the winners life forever after all the winner gets a Snickers bar and a can of Coca Cola.


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    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      We have funny face contests too and you are correct they are a lot of fun!!! The kids did great, but you got my vote!! :)

    • Kenja profile image

      Ken Taub 

      6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Oh yes, a gurning competition, and for the family! How clever. In a sea of sameness... nice, sharp, unique topic Jimmy!

      Happy New Year. Keep (crooked) smiling, Ken

    • stayingalivemoma profile image

      Valerie Washington 

      6 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      Jimmy, this was probably the funniest hub, I've ever read!! Daddy by far had the funniest face, but it was hard to resist Jason's infectious smile! I didn't know they had "funny face' competitions. Voted up and sharing as well...Happy New Year! I wish there was some way I can link this to my "Change Your Medicine to Laughter" hub. Do you know how I can do that?


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