Get Ready for this Year’s Hug A Monster Day Photo Contest!

This year, we want you to send us a photo of you hugging your monster! Big monsters, small monsters, some eating your head – we want to see them all!

You can check out last year’s photos for some selfie ideas. Maybe stage a family portrait. Take your monster out for a picnic, or a romantic dinner. Convince it to dress in matching sweaters. Stand back to back in the buddy cop pose. You can even capture that precious moment when your monster opens the official Hug A Monster Day greeting card you’ve given them.

However you decide to take the photo, the rules are simple: Send your Hug A Monster Day photos by August 1st. Email them to or post them to our Facebook page. We’ll pick our favorite photo and feature it on the prestigious SML blog – where dignitaries and ambassadors go for their monster news. You’ll even get a small, but noteworthy, prize in the mail.

It’s that easy to win big!

So grab your camera, throw an arm over your favorite monster, and get those photos to us!

Guess which one hissed at the other? Grumpy Cat and the Bride, July 27, 2013

Guess which one hissed at the other? Grumpy Cat and the Bride, July 27, 2013

Intergalactic Hug A Monster Day takes place on July 27 every year. It is a day to show appreciation to all the monsters in our lives. Take your favorite monster (toy) with you to work, school, or play. Show it off. Amaze your friends. Baffle your boss. Frighten your psychiatrist.
Hugging your favorite mutant may be the best feeling you have all day.

Because monsters are people too.


Hug A Monster Day 2014 is sponsored by the Monster Island Tourism Board. Looking for the perfect accessory to give on Hug a Monster Day? Visit our gift shop for great deals and big squeals.

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