Ripley's Hosting Summer Photo Contest

From incredibly weird pets to outrageously cool beards and mustaches, everyone has a little strange in them. 

That, at least, is the premise of the latest contest launched by Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

The attraction, which boasts the Orlando Odditorium, says it will reward the strangest summer photos, during its "99 Strange Days of Summer Contest." 

Officials say people who want to get involved in the contest can submit a photo via Twitter, Instagram, or directly uploading to

The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize (in U.S. dollars) and a feature on Ripley’s social media. 

Officials say the winner will be selected based on the strangest and most creative photo.

According to Ripley's, a panel of judges will select the finalists, and the winner will be chosen by a public vote. 

Voting for the strangest of the finalists begins Sept. 2, at

Ripley's says in order to enter the contest, people must take an original photo or video then share it on social media or upload directly to

Twitter entries must include #Ripleys99 and @Ripleys. Instagram entries must include #Ripleys99. 

There appears to be no limit to the number of entries per contestant.

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