The contest is a tribute to the 1983 film, "A Christmas Story," in which Mr. Parker wins a leg lamp as a "major award" from a contest in the newspaper. The film was set in the fictional city of Hohman, Ind., which in actuality was Hammond.
Visitors will vote on winners in two categories - Born Ugly and Made Ugly. Winners will be announced Dec. 17 at the Welcome Center.
For more information, call (219) 989-7770.