Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Atlantic City looking for contestants for August 18 face frenzy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – (Aug. 2, 2010) – Got a face that can launch a thousand ships? Did you get in trouble as a kid for making faces? If so, that mug just might win you some cash and a place in history from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Atlantic City.

Ripley’s is looking for contestants for its 14th annual Great Face Off. The contest is to find the person who can make the funniest, silliest, weirdest, creepiest or craziest face.

The winner gets $300 in cash and a picture of their winning face on permanent display at Ripley’s Atlantic City Odditorium.

People who think their face has what it takes can try out for the contest either in person at Ripley’s Atlantic City Odditorium or send a digital picture of their craziest face to ripacac@aol.com. All prequalified contestants will receive a free Ripley’s t-shirt on the day of the event.

Mugs that make the cut will be invited to the Great Face Off competition on Wednesday, August 18 at 11 a.m. at Ripley’s Atlantic City Odditorium, located at New York Ave. and The Boardwalk.

For more information and downloadable images of past winners, such as Joe Zappulla, shown here, the 2009 winner, go to Ripley’s Newsroom.

Contacts:

Chris Connelly

GM, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Atlantic City

Office – (609) 347-2001

ripacac@aol.com

About Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Atlantic City is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment.  More than 13 million people visit its 80-plus attractions in 11 countries each year.  In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.