Embassy Suites Awkward Family Vacation Photo Contest

Well, after more than a thousand submissions and over fifty thousand votes in our biggest contest ever, we finally have a winner! A big congratulations goes out to the Larson family for their amazingly awkward photo that proves wearing those matching bucket-hats, short-shorts, and tube socks was totally worth it. They now receive the ultimate prize from Embassy Suites:

  • $15,000 to cover airfare and expenses

Congratulations also goes out to our five impressive runners-up who win 2 nights at an Embassy Suites Hotel of their choice and a signed copy of the Awkward Family Photos book.

Thanks to all of our nominees and the whole AFP community for submitting so many amazing photos (see all of the submissions here)!


Can’t wait? Book your next vacation with Embassy Suites Hotels now!



This was taken at the Embassy Suites in Dallas, TX. My aunt and uncle haven taken hundreds of pictures of us posed in the “classic lineup.” I don’t know if it’s the cow print, the stone wash denim, or the high tops, but something about our hoilday outfits screams AWESOME!!

Submitted by Lee Ferguson • August 2nd, 2011 • 2 Comments »


“We were visiting Portugal and came across the Monument of Discoveries. My little brother started posing like one of the men and then we all jumped in and posed with him and someone snapped this shot. It was a great laugh.”

Submitted by Jessica • August 2nd, 2011 • 4 Comments »

Hershey’s Kiss

“For our family vacation in the Summer of 2007, we decided to venture to Hershey Park for their 100 year anniversary. This picture was taken on the “Great American Chocolate Tour”. Suddenly they flash a light in front of your eyes, with no forewarning. And this, is the wonderful result of that. Nice smile, Dad.”

Submitted by Ali • August 2nd, 2011 • Add A Comment »

The Smiling Goat

“My niece took a picture of my daughter at Fossil Ridge, Dallas TX and was able to catch the goat smiling :)

Submitted by Barbara • August 2nd, 2011 • 6 Comments »

Sunset Boulevard

“Everyone was trying to take a picture of the sunset, but my mom thought we were taking a picture of her.”

Submitted by Randy • August 2nd, 2011 • 3 Comments »