“Say Cheese” Awkward Photo Contest

February 7th, 2011

Bite into something bold with Wendy’s new Asiago Ranch Chicken Club! In honor of Wendy’s new club sandwich, we are proud to announce the “Say Cheese” Awkward Photo Contest celebrating all things cheesy. That’s right– we want to see the most awkward photos of your cheesiest smiles, cheesiest clothes, cheesiest hair, and cheesiest poses.

Submit your cheesy pics until 2/14 when we’ll pick the top finalists and post their photos for people to vote on from Feb 15th-Feb 20th. The cringiest submission takes over the homepage on 2/21 and receives a $2000 Wendy’s gift card (fyi, that’s one Asiago Ranch Chicken sandwich a day for a year) as well as a signed copy of the Awkward Family Photos book.

Enter the contest here. See all the submissions here. Read the official rules here.

Wendy’s is putting a twist on the traditional club sandwich with the new Asiago Ranch Chicken Club sandwich line that features natural-aged Asiago cheese, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, creamy ranch sauce and tender, all-white meat chicken breasts available three ways:  spicy, grilled and homestyle. Try the new Asiago Ranch Chicken Club sandwich in stores now!

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22 Responses to ““Say Cheese” Awkward Photo Contest”

  1. Andrea says:

    “In the name of the moon, we’ll punish you!”

  2. Sharon says:

    Almost looks like an ad for AT&T….more bars in more places :D

  3. FOX says:

    I did a double take when I saw this pic! These kids were my neighbors growing up!! I played at their house plenty of times and they were always cool.

    The funny thing is this photo is that is totally how everyone in our town was back in the 80′s. Besides all of the awesome 80′s wear, every family had at least six kids, many were up to nine or ten. It was a very small, religious, family oriented town and everyone’s family pictures hanging on the wall were like this. awwwww the memories!

  4. Delia says:

    I was stilling thinking about man, SEVEN KIDS! That had to be some noisy, busy household back when Reagan was in the White House. And I don’t get why son no. 3 nearly has a Moe Howard bowl cut.

  5. Regina says:

    put your best foot forward cheeseballs!

  6. Trish says:

    That’s adorable, but very awkward.

  7. Treb says:

    I know this game… The oldest gets the new shoes, and the rest get Hand-Me-Downs.

  8. Robin says:

    I’m one of those who think this is a great photo and not awkward at all. It sure is a lot more interesting than having the kids sit in a tired old front-on grouping, and it will be a great treasure once all those kids have kids and grandkids of their own.

    Yeah, it’s very 80s — but see, in the 80s it wasn’t awkward to look 80s. I guess I don’t get why just having the look from a former decade makes something supposedly dorky. I think it’s extra cool, myself. But then, I’m one of those quirky crafty types that loves thrift stores and all things “vintage” and “retro.”

    • justme says:

      If you want to be so serious about everything, my question is why come here? For goodness sakes, I grew up in the 80′s and looked dorky too, we will look dorky in 20 years to future generations. It’s just in fun.

    • Jon says:

      I agree. I checked comments to see if anybody else thought this was a good group portrait and I’m glad to see I’m not the only one. The pose may be a little tacky, as a professional portrait portrait photographer, I would have probably chosen a different angle and made it look better. The hands in the back pockets… maybe not so much. But the kids are cute and have great smiles. It’s quite the photo for the parents as I certainly couldn’t raise that many kids! I also love how perfectly even the increase in height is from the youngest to the oldest. Incredible!

  9. algonquin says:

    “Excuse me, are those Bugle Boy jeans you’re wearing?”

  10. Sandra says:

    At least they don’t have their hands in each OTHER’s back pockets!!!

  11. Sara says:

    I had those blue stripped pants.

    Note: The girls do not have their hands in their back pockets….that makes your but look fat

  12. bananacat says:

    That older girl’s perm is so 80s. I had one like that when I was a kid, only because my mom wanted it that way. 3 days of that horrible smell and I couldn’t wash my hair. It’s a shame that none of the boys have mullets like my brother did though.

  13. justme says:

    Ahhh yes, soon someone will come one…..someone who just refuses to see the awkwardness of any situation…..and say “that’s not awkward it’s a perfectly adorable family!”

    So this is for you: are they cute? Yeah. Is it awkward?? Awkward as h – e – double – hockey – sticks!! Wrinkly jeans…..tee shirts……pose with hands in back pocket and bottom turned out to the camera…..eighties hair……ooooh baby this is deliciously awkward.

    If you’re not feeling it, focus on the eldest kid to the left, look at the pose and the “oh my GOD I hope nobody at school sees this” expression…..then scroll down to the kid in the striped jeans and wonder in awe…..wasn’t he a member of “new kids on the block??”

    You’ll get there…..I promise! ;op

    • Mic C says:

      Awesome! But you forgot the photoshop skeptics saying that the smallest three are actually shrunken versions of the older ones and you can tell by the “photo noise” around the legs and ankles.

  14. Mic C says:

    The Duggars circa 1999?

  15. ScoutC says:

    I don’t know how that post was attached to this pic. I submitted that months ago about a different picture altogether. I do love the striped jeans in this pic, however. Very ’80′s.

  16. ScoutC says:

    If he had a little cowlick of hair sticking up at the back of his head, he’d look just like Alfalfa from the old “Little Rascals.” And I’m sure he is one!

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