Little Ashes Moustache Contest - Give Us Your Best 'Stache!

Two lucky winners will receive an exclusive prize from Little Ashes, in theaters today!

by | May 8, 2009 | Comments

In this week’s period piece Little Ashes, Twilight star Robert Pattinson adopts the mannerisms — and the famously eccentric facial hair — of Spanish artist Salvador Dali. In celebration of the film, which hits select cities nationwide on Friday, RT is hosting an epic, week-long moustache contest to see who can come the closest to replicating the master painter and filmmaker’s iconic ‘stache. Do you have the stuff that moustache dreams are made of? If so, step up and submit your best photographed, Photoshopped, or drawn self portraits for a chance to win an exclusive Little Ashes poster signed by Pattinson himself!

In Little Ashes, Robert Pattinson (Twilight) gives a daring performance as the young art student Salvador Dali, who arrives at Spain’s School of Fine Arts and befriends fellow up-and-comers Luis Bunuel (Matthew McNulty) and the poet Federico Garcia Lorca (Javier Beltran), with whom Dali has an unusual and tumultuous love affair. As Dali the student grows apart from Lorca and strikes out to seize his own destiny, he grows the famous long and pointy moustache that Dali the artist would become known for — one that he wore at times twisted up, pointed out, and even adorned with tiny flowers.

Need some inspiration? Check out “moustaches” from the RT family and friends below:

Karina Longworth, Spoutblog Alex Vo, RT Editor
Gabi Jacobs, RT Creative Director Phu Bui-Quang, RT’s resident Phu Manchu

Submit your original drawings/photographs via email to to enter consideration for RT’s Little Ashes Moustache Contest. RT’s editors will pick at their discretion a group of 20 finalists, whose submissions will be posted on Rotten Tomatoes on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009. Of the 20 finalists, two winners will be picked at random to receive a Little Ashes poster signed by Robert Pattinson. Click here to see complete contest rules.

**We love all of the entries we’ve gotten so much, we’re extending the contest! Submissions must be sent (email them to by 11:59pm Wednesday, May 13. Please include all of the necessary info as stated in the contest rules! Finalists and winners will be announced on Rotten Tomatoes on Thursday, May 14.**

In the meantime, get the latest reviews, photographs, trailers and more from Little Ashes.



The Rotten Tomatoes Moustache Contest” (“Contest”) is a submission contest which will be hosted via The Contest submission period begins at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (“PT”) on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (“Submission Period”). The Sponsor of this Contest is IGN Entertainment, Inc. (“Sponsor”). The Contest will flow as described below, on or about the stated dates:

Phase 1 – Submission Period (5/6-5/13/09): Entries are submitted according to the “How to Enter” description in Section 3 of the Official Rules.

Phase 2 – Winner Selection and Announcement (5/14/09): The Rotten Tomatoes editorial staff (“Judging Panel”) will select twenty (20) entries (“Favorites”) which best reflect the judging criteria as detailed in Section 4 of the Official Rules. Two (2) of the Favorites will be selected in a random drawing among the Favorites to receive the prizes as detailed in Section 6 of the Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners based on the Judging Criteria set forth in Section 4 of the Official Rules in the event of suspected issues with any Entrant’s adherence to the Rules.


Contest is open to entrants (“Entrants”) who are legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction within which they reside at time of entry. Entrants must have Internet access as of May 6, 2009. Entrants who are currently engaged in contractual relationships that would preclude them from participating in the Contest are not eligible to enter. Each Entrant must be the rightful owner (or have authorized use) of the e-mail address identified in the Entrant’s entry as of May 6, 2008. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the person featured in a winning photo submission or the author of the image or drawing submission (described below), provided that person meets all of the terms set forth in these Official Rules. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and promotion and advertising agencies (collectively, “Contest Entities”), together with the immediate family members and those living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void outside of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. and where prohibited.


To enter, visit the Rotten Tomatoes web site during the Contest Period by logging on to or clicking through via the Promotions links on Follow the on-screen instructions to submit a Contest entry via email (including the Submission, the “Entry”) to the dedicated email account at Entrant must comply with all Submission requirements, as detailed below. Entry is not complete until Entrant has followed all of the steps required for entry, and has affirmatively accepted the Official Rules and confirmed they have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside.

In order to be valid for entry, the contents of the Email Entry MUST include:

  1. The Entrant’s complete and accurate contact information including: Full Name, Email Address, Street Address, City, State, Zip, Date Of Birth and a Daytime Phone Number.
  2. Before sending, entrants must successfully attach to their Email Entry one original photograph, image, or drawing (“Submission”). See Submission requirements below.

Submission Requirements

  • Each Entrant is required to submit one (1) Submission as an attachment with their Entry.
  • The file name of each Submission attachment must contain the name of the Entrant.
  • Submissions must be submitted in either JPEG or GIF format, not exceeding 20kb in file size, and no more than 250 pixels wide.
  • Each Submission must be a photo, image, or drawing that depicts the Entrant’s personal renditions and/or experiences with moustaches.
  • Submissions must be wholly original, and cannot infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any third party.
  • Each party must be legal owner of the Submission and no party other than entrant may have any right, title or interest in or to the Submissions or the entry will be deemed void.
  • All Submissions containing content that, in the Sponsor’s sole judgment, is offensive or inappropriate will be deemed ineligible for the Contest and not considered in the judging.

All Submissions must be received between Wednesday, May 6, 2009 and 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (“Submission Period”). Limited to one entry per person. Entrants must provide all information requested by Sponsor to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. All information provided by entrants becomes the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Proof of email does not constitute proof of entry. By submitting a Submission into the Contest, you represent and warrant to Sponsors that you have all rights necessary to submit the Submission into the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules.

Submissions must NOT:

  • Include photos of any person other than the Entrant.
  • Include images or drawings authored by any person other than the Entrant.
  • Have been previously submitted to another Contest, broadcast on a competing media network or submitted to any entertainment entity that would conflict with this Contest, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Submissions which violate any of these requirements may be deemed ineligible to receive the prize and their Entry may be void at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and may not be acknowledged or returned. The Entrant must be able to provide on request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Submission, including releases from the submitting Entrant appearing in a photo Submission or authoring an image or drawing Submission, and releases from all Entrant group members, as applicable, and/or photographers, creative consultants or others who assisted in the creation of the Submission (in the event the Entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor’s benefit, or allow the applicable Submission to remain in the Contest). Incomplete or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to determine in their sole discretion which entries have satisfied the entry requirements. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Submissions will be judged by the Judging Panel exclusively on creativity/originality and subject matter appropriateness. The twenty (20) entries which best represent the aforementioned criteria will be declared the “Favorites” and will be eligible to participate in the drawing. Sponsor reserves the right to select more than or fewer than twenty (20) entries to participate in the Favorites voting period, depending on the number and quality of entries received. All decisions of the Judging Panel are final on all aspects of the Contest.


Following the end of the Favorites voting period, the Judging Panel will select two (2) winners in a random drawing among the Favorites. Winners will be notified by telephone, email and/or overnight mail on or about May 13, 2009. Winners will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within 24 hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Sponsor will select an alternate winner. Winners may be required to verify address and to execute a liability/publicity release covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues, unless prohibited by law. Prizes will not be awarded until all such properly executed and notarized forms are returned.


Two (2) WINNERS will each be selected to receive: One (1) “Little Ashes” poster autographed by Robert Pattinson (Total estimated retail value: $200). Total ARV of Contest: $400.00. Winners will be responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes resulting from acceptance of any and all prizes associated with this Contest. Prize winners cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. No prize substitution or changes are allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor. All prizes are subject to availability. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.


In consideration of Submissions being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each Entrant hereby grants to the Sponsor the exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such Submissions, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of television and all forms of internet and wireless protocol. Each Entrant authorizes the Sponsor and any entities affiliated or in privity with the Sponsor, to utilize, for eternity and in any manner they see fit, the Submissions submitted to Sponsor, and to make derivative works from such materials. Each Entrant agrees that the results and proceeds of such use shall become the property of Sponsor, and/or its licensees, and shall be freely assignable by Sponsor, and that the Sponsor and its assignees and licensees shall have no obligations whatsoever to Entrant. Each Entrant releases the Sponsor, and their assignees and licensees, from any and all claims or liability (now known or hereafter arising), including but not limited to any claims for defense and/or indemnity, in connection therewith. Each Entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, the Entrant’s decision to provide the Entrant’s submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Contest, shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, or other special relationship between the Sponsor and Entrant, does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entrant’s Submissions, and that the only contracts, express or implied, between the Sponsor and Entrant are as set forth in these Official Rules and the release forms. The winners may be required to complete and execute additional documents and have Sponsor’s documents in connection with the rights granted to the Sponsor as a condition of prize acceptance. In addition, by participating in the Contest and submitting Entries, each Entrant hereby grants permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsor to use Entrant’s Submissions, name, likeness, voice, quotes, comments, biographical information, photograph and/or image for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation or consideration in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe, unless prohibited by law.


Sponsor shall have the right and sole discretion to edit, to refuse to air or transmit, or cease to air or transmit any Submission whatsoever which it finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof, or which it finds in its sole discretion to be otherwise objectionable for any reason, including with respect to Sponsor’s broadcast standards and practices and other program policies. Sponsor also reserves the right to replace the winning Entry or Entries with an Entry of an alternate eligible Entrant in accordance with these Official Rules if such Entry and/or Entrant is withdrawn from or removed from the Contest for any reason, including without limitation, Entrant’s failure to have Sponsor’s documents executed by third parties. Sponsor also reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate the Contest for any reason in the event that there is an error, problem or cause which impacts the operation, administration or security of the Contest or the Sponsor and, in such situation, to select the winner(s) from the eligible Entries received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for any materials provided by Entrants which are deemed harmful or offensive to others. The Sponsor is not responsible in any way for any injury, loss or damage which occurs as a result of an opinion expressed or information provided in the Submissions transmitted on the Website. Sponsor is not responsible for the content or practices of third party Web sites that may be linked to the Contest Homepage. This site may also be linked to Web sites operated by companies affiliated with Sponsor. Visitors to those sites should refer to each site’s separate privacy policies and practices.


By Entry, you represent and warrant to Sponsors that (i) the Submission is wholly original and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any third party, (ii) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, (iii) the Submission is not and will not be defamatory, libelous, pornographic or obscene , (iv) you have all rights and consent necessary to submit the Submission in the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules, and (v) no party other than you has any right, title or interest in and to the Submission or any part of the Submission. Submissions and any use thereof by the Sponsor, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates in connection with programming, advertising, promotion and publicity, shall not infringe upon any statutory or common law copyright and shall not constitute a defamation, or invasion of the right of privacy or publicity, or infringement of any other right of any kind of any third party.


By participating, each Entrant agrees that the Sponsor and its respective agents, representatives, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and legal advisors, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, and directors are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable mail, postage-due notices, release forms, affidavits or other correspondence; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any printing, human, typographical or other errors or ambiguities in (or involving) any materials associated with the Contest; (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Contest; (vi) acceptance, possession, or use of any grant, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising there from; and (vii) claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Contest at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest, strikes, lock-outs, acts of God, technical difficulties, and other events not within the reasonable control of Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. In the event of a claim or dispute, Entrants’ sole remedy shall be limited to their remedy at law for damages, if any, and Entrants shall not have the right to in any way enjoin or restrain the distribution, advertising, publicizing or other exploitation (in any form of media) of the Website, the Contest, and/or any intellectual property owned or licensed by the Sponsor or their respective parent companies and affiliated entities. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit any Entrant from participating in the Contest or to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole determination, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor may suspend or discontinue the Contest if, in its sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering of the Contest, or any other malfunction, event or activity that may affect the integrity of the Contest. SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THIS CONTEST.


Any personal information supplied by you to the Sponsor will be subject to IGN’s privacy policy posted at


IGN Entertainment, Inc., 8000 Marina Boulevard, 4th Floor, Brisbane, CA 94005.


For the prize winner or a copy of these official rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Rotten Tomatoes Moustache Contest”, 8000 Marina Blvd., 4th Floor, Brisbane, CA 94005 (VT residents may omit return postage) by June 1, 2009.