FAQs

About U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year

What does U.G.L.Y. stand for?

The U.G.L.Y. Acronym is short for: 

Understanding Generous Likeable You

Who can be U.G.L.Y.?

U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year is a competition designed for the Australian Hospitality Industry. If you work in a hotel, pub, bar or club and are over 18 years old you can enter.  It’s a great idea to check with venue management to ensure they will support you in your U.G.L.Y. Quest.

Why be U.G.L.Y.?

The funds raised by U.G.L.Y. Bartenders support the Leukaemia Foundation’s home-away-from-home service, and enable us to assist people who must relocate to the city to receive vital blood cancer treatment.

Where do the funds raised by U.G.L.Y. go?

Every $80 raised by an U.G.L.Y. Bartender provides one night’s accommodation in the Leukaemia Foundation’s accommodation centres close to treatment facilities for people with blood cancer.  

The average length of stay is four months (or 120 nights, costing the Leukaemia Foundation $9,600).  

Your fundraising enables us to continue and grow this vital service, relieving people of a financial and emotional stress when they need it most.

How to be U.G.L.Y.?

You can register online (its easy!), call one of our U.G.L.Y. team who can assist you (http://www.uglybartender.org.au/contact) or send us an email and we’ll call you!

What happens once I sign up to be U.G.L.Y.?

Our U.G.L.Y. team will give you a call and talk you through the U.G.L.Y. Kit (which we’ll either deliver or post to you) and how to fundraise in your venue in ways that are fun and fabulous for you, the venue and your patrons!

When is U.G.L.Y.?

The official U.G.L.Y. dates for 2017 are:

Queensland: 31 July to 11 September 2017

The rest of Australia: 1 October to 14 November 2017

When can I start my U.G.L.Y. fundraising?

You can start fundraising from the moment you register. 

We know that planning events in hotels and clubs needs some lead time, so we will send out a postcard nationally once we open registrations, and again when we are about three months out from the start of the competition in your state.

As U.G.L.Y. is a competition, we have a close-off time so we can work out who is the U.G.L.Y.-est Bartender in each state!

What’s in the U.G.L.Y. Kit

Everything you need to be U.G.L.Y. in your venue, from t-shirts to the famous U.G.L.Y. barmat, wristbands, bottle openers, posters, U.G.L.Y. sample merchandise (which you can grab from the U.G.L.Y. Shop), collection tins, fundraising tips and more!

What does is cost to be U.G.L.Y.?

There is no registration fee for U.G.L.Y., simply register and we’ll set you up with the U.G.L.Y. Kit and help you with your fundraising ideas.  

Our one request of our fabulous U.G.L.Y. Bartenders is that they aim to ‘Raise a Week’ or $560, to ensure we are managing the event in a cost effective and responsible way.

With everything in the U.G.L.Y. Kit and your imagination, we’ve made raising 7 nights easy!

What is the U.G.L.Y. Shop?

The U.G.L.Y. Shop is a unique service set up exclusively for registered U.G.L.Y. Bartenders.  We provide you with samples of the U.G.L.Y. merchandise in your kit so you can decide what will work best you and your fundraising plans.

U.G.L.Y. Merchandise is sold cost plus postage and handling so you can grab items and use them to generate funds towards your U.G.L.Y. quest.

To provide an example: The famous U.G.L.Y. Cap is sold in lots of 10 caps for $65 (including delivery) = $6.50 each.  The idea is that you sell them for $15-$20 each and are then able to contribute the $85-$135 to your fundraising.

This unique shop set-up is why U.G.L.Y. merchandise is only available to registered U.G.L.Y. Bartenders.

What are the U.G.L.Y. Prizes

To say thank you to our gorgeous U.G.L.Y. Bartenders there are prizes in every state for registrants raising over $1,000.  Visit the U.G.L.Y. Prize Page for more information on the rewards for being U.G.L.Y. in your state.

The prize for the highest fundraising U.G.L.Y. Bartender in every state is a $3,000 Flight Centre gift card to plan the ultimate U.G.L.Y. getaway, and the winning bartender’s venue receives Hoshizaki Lancer products or services to the value of $7,500.  Plus the winning venue can proudly display the coveted YGLY Trophy!

Our national Principal Sponsor, Hoshizaki Lancer, also provide the Michael Abraham Trophy to our National Highest U.G.L.Y. Fundraiser.  The U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year competition also holds an important place for Hoshizaki Lancer, as during April of 2012, they farewelled one of their own Hoshizaki Lancer team members, NSW/NZ Manager, Michael Abraham due to blood cancer. 

What sort of venue normally wins U.G.L.Y.

There are no ‘normal’ winners for U.G.L.Y.!  Over the last eight years our winners have come from the tiniest regional outposts to satellite regional centres to suburban venues to metro bars.

To win U.G.L.Y. and take out the title in your state you need:

A sense of humour

A desire to make a very real difference in the lives of people facing the challenges of blood cancer

A create fundraising plan

Fantastic people around you helping you in your U.G.L.Y. endeavours

Fundraising events that you, your fellow staff and venue management, and patrons will love!

The U.G.L.Y. team is on hand to help you plan and implement your fundraising strategy, and HAVE FUN doing bring U.G.L.Y.!

Fundraising

Are my online donations secure?

Of course! The Leukaemia Foundation wants to ensure that all of our supporters can donate and sponsor online with complete confidence. The Leukaemia Foundation has engaged Artez Interactive as its online fundraising software provider for this website which secures your private information using a VeriSign SSL Certificate. Information exchanged with any address beginning with https is encrypted using SSL before transmission.

Can I accept a cheque from my sponsors?

Yes, give them a receipt from your receipt book (contact us if you don’t have receipt book and would like one), and take the cheque to the bank along with your other fundraising. Use your banking details from the U.G.L.Y. Handbook when you bank the cash and cheques at your local National Australia Bank.

Can I get a new tax receipt?

If you lost your tax receipt, we can issue a duplicate. Contact us with the details of your donation and we’ll email you a replacement. Note, the duplicate is clearly marked ‘duplicate’ so to make sure you don’t accidentally claim twice.

Can I knock on doors in my street to ask for donations?

We don't recommend that you doorknock your neighbourhood to collect sponsorship or promote the U.G.L.Y Bartender. 

In many council areas around Australia, doorknocking requires a special permit.

It's not always a safe or profitable thing to do.

Can I order a receipt book?

Need to order a receipt?  You can call us on 1800 500 088 or contact us

Can I run a prize draw to raise funds?

You can run a small raffle or trade promotion in aid of a charity but the rules can be complicated and vary from state to state.  It depends on how valuable the prizes are and whether you are selling tickets or giving a free ticket in return for a donation.  You’ll need to check with your local state government’s lotteries and gaming department.  Click here to find yours.  Or contact us and we can help you with the rules in your state.

Can I show on my Profile Page what people have pledged before I bank the money?

Our system only displays your fundraising once it’s in the bank –if you’d like to thank your sponsors, you can send them a thank you email through you profile page by logging in on the U.G.L.Y. website!

Can I split the money I raise between you and another charity or good cause?

While there are thousands of worthy causes, if you sign up to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation you are legally required to direct all the money to the Leukaemia Foundation.  By law all donors need to be clear which cause they are supporting and must be issued with a receipt from that charity (if it's $2 or more).  You are not allowed to direct your donor's money to another charity however worthy or urgent that cause might be.  Your fundraising will enable the Leukaemia Foundation to continue investing in vital blood cancer research and free services to support thousands of Australian families every year.

Can my business make a donation?

Absolutely! Many businesses will match monies raised by staff at events. Start by asking your Manager or if you have further questions, please contact us.

Can my donation be anonymous?

Yes, when donating on an U.G.L.Y. Bartenders webpage you can request privacy for your name and/or the amount you’ve sponsored.  As you make your donation you’ll be asked if you’re happy to display your name and the amount on our website.  Click the boxes as you wish.

Can someone sponsor me from overseas?

Of course!

Our system accepts donations in Australian dollars via VISA and MasterCard from overseas

Make sure your sponsor selects their country FIRST when they're entering their address details so that our system will accept a non-Australian address

- Your online donors will still receive a receipt via email but they'll need to check with their financial advisor about whether the donation is tax-deductible if they live outside Australia

How can someone sponsor me by credit card?

Log in and click ‘Get sponsors’. You can send an email which contains a link directly to your Profile Page making it easy for people to click “Sponsor Me” and complete their credit card sponsorship online. A tax deductible receipt and a thank you are sent by email directly to your sponsor.

OR

Ask your sponsors to visit www.uglybartender.org.au, click the Sponsor button and search for you. Once they’ve found your Profile Page it’s easy to click “Sponsor Me” and complete their credit card sponsorship online. A tax deductible receipt and a thank you are sent by email directly to your sponsor.

How do I get sponsors?

When you sign up, create your own Profile Page so that you can upload photos, list your goal and tell people about you and why you’re U.G.L.Y. for the Leukaemia Foundation. Send emails asking for sponsorship – sign in and click “Get sponsors". The email contains a link to your page, so people can sponsor you with the credit card – they get an email receipt straight away – easy!

Start asking for sponsorship as early as possible by asking everyone you know to sponsor you: friends, club members, colleagues, clients, customers and suppliers.

Don’t know how to ask? Look at our fundraising tips!

Remember that by asking someone to sponsor you, you are actually giving them an opportunity to support an extremely worthwhile cause. So cast your net wide.

How do I sponsor someone?

To Sponsor a participant search for their name. When their name appears in the list, click their name and you’ll arrive at their Profile Page.  Then it’s easy to click “Sponsor Me” and complete your credit card details. We'll email you a tax deductible receipt and a thank you.

OR

Give cash to the U.G.L.Y. Bartender you want to sponsor.  They’ll take it to the bank.

How long have I got to pay in my money - what’s the deadline for paying in?

You have until 11.59pm, 11 September 2017 (QLD) and 14 November 2017 (all other states and territories) to pay in the money you've raised.

How much of my fundraising goes to the cause?

U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year is one of the most cost effective fundraising events in Australia.  We aim to spend only 20% of the money raised on promotion and running the event.

We receive tremendous support from media organisations to extend our advertising and we work hard to keep our costs low.

The money your sponsors give you will go towards the Leukaemia Foundation’s patient accommodation service, which provides a home-away-from-home for people needing to relocate to the city for treatment. Your fundraising will also support families when they need it most, with as much practical assistance and emotional support as they need, all free of charge.

My sponsors are having trouble donating.

We’re trying to make the process as easy and foolproof as possible. From time to time computer errors occur. Check any error message your sponsor received to see if there’s a reason why the credit card was declined (such as the wrong number or expiry date typed in).

Check the credit card statement to see if the transaction was charged to the card.

If there’s still a problem, either email us, or call the U.G.L.Y Bartender team in your state on 1800 500 088.

What does Privacy Requested mean?

If a sponsor wants to remain anonymous, they can.  We’ll display ‘Privacy requested’ on your page instead.  

What is the State Top 50?

The State Top 30 fundraisers is accessed by visiting the state search page.  It updates daily and reflects the online sponsorship and any banked fundraising on each bartenders U.G.L.Y. webpage.

Why can’t I find the person I want to sponsor?

There could be a few reasons.  Check your spelling - you can just put a few letters in the search boxes to widen your search. If you still have trouble locating them, please contact us

Why can’t I open the tax receipt you sent me?

We send you an email when you make a donation and attach your tax receipt as a PDF document.  Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe PDF Reader.  Occasionally things get corrupted in emails, so contact us and we’ll issue a replacement.

How to take part

Can a team of us take part?

You can register one U.G.L.Y. Bartender from your venue, and add U.G.L.Y. Helpers on your webpage.  We give you two t-shirts when you sign up, so if your U.G.L.Y. Helpers would like to look flash in the U.G.L.Y. Tee you can grab them from the U.G.L.Y. Shop

Can I download your logo or any pictures?

There are lots of useful downloads to help you. We offer selected images and adverts to brighten up your email signature and websites.

Can I knock on doors in my street to ask for donations?

We don't recommend that you doorknock your neighbourhood to collect sponsorship or promote the U.G.L.Y. Bartender. 

In many council areas around Australia, doorknocking requires a special permit.

It's not always a safe or profitable thing to do.

Can I take part if I don’t live in Australia?

The answer to this one is a reluctant no.  U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year is a competition for the Australian hospitality industry, and is designed around holding events and fundraisers in your venue.  We also provide an extensive kit to help you be U.G.L.Y. and overseas postage of the kit would be prohibitive.

How can I invite people to join my U.G.L.Y. Quest?

You can ask you co-workers and management to support you in your U.G.L.Y. fundraising endeavours by helping you plan, helping and volunteering at events (we’ve even had co-workers donate their night’s pay to the U.G.L.Y. Bartender, a truly generous gesture).  For those helping out in an ongoing way that you would like to recognise you can log in to your U.G.L.Y. Webpage and add them to your U.G.L.Y. helpers!

How do I sign up?

Sign up online! Click the sign up button at the top, right hand corner of our website.

We’ll ask you for some basic contact information including an email address (it’s the most cost-effective way for us to contact you). We’ll ask you for a username and password so you can log in to the website and ask people to join you, or sponsor you.

Is there an age limit?

Yes, you must be over 18 years old to register.

My kit hasn’t arrived yet.

Your U.G.L.Y. Kit should take five to seven working days to reach you once you have registered, so if it hasn’t arrived, call 1800 500 088 and speak to your state’s U.G.L.Y. team.

What is the State Top 50?

The State Top 30 fundraisers is accessed by visiting the state search page.  It updates daily and reflects the online sponsorship and any banked fundraising on each bartenders U.G.L.Y. webpage.

We take the leaderboards down in the last few days of the competition in every state, and put them back up again when the winners are announced!

When do you assess the fundraising totals for state awards?

All of your fundraising needs to be banked by the following deadlines for it to count towards the prizes, incentives and awards.  You can still bank after these dates of course, but the prize deadlines are:

Queensland: 11.59pm Monday, 11 September 2017

All other states: 11.59pm Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Where can I buy U.G.L.Y. Merchandise?

If you’re an U.G.L.Y. Bartender you can purchase items from the U.G.L.Y. Shop.

If you’re a patron you can purchase U.G.L.Y. items from your local U.G.L.Y. Bartender’s venue.  You can search for an U.G.L.Y. Bartender through our Sponsor Page

Where can I get fundraising tips and ideas?

Look at our fundraising tips! online and in your U.G.L.Y. Handbook.

Plus the U.G.L.Y. Team is on hand to mentor and help you with fundraising ideas and opportunities that will work with the demographic of venue!

Who can take part?

Anyone working Australia’s magnificent hospitality industry!  If you’re over 18 years old and working in a hotel, bar, club, licensed venue and you have a drive to help the Leukaemia Foundation we’d love to have you on board!  If you’re not sure how U.G.L.Y. could work in your venue but your keen to know more contact us!

Will I receive a fundraising kit in the post?

Sure thing. We send you the famous U.G.L.Y. Kit with a heap of fabulous items to help you get U.G.L.Y. in your venue!

Leukaemia Foundation

Does the Leukaemia Foundation also help people with lymphoma?

Yes, we help patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

Visit the Leukaemia Foundation.

How many people are affected by blood cancers?

More than 12,000 Australians will be diagnosed with blood cancers and related blood disorders this year and although survival rates are improving, blood cancer is our second biggest cause of cancer death.

What does the Leukaemia Foundation do?

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma, and related blood disorders.

Visit the Leukaemia Foundation for more information on how we help.

Merchandise

What is the U.G.L.Y. Shop?

The U.G.L.Y. Shop is a unique service set up exclusively for registered U.G.L.Y. Bartenders.  We provide you with samples of the U.G.L.Y. merchandise in your kit so you can decide what will work best you and your fundraising plans.

U.G.L.Y. Merchandise is sold cost plus postage and handling so you can grab items and use them to generate funds towards your U.G.L.Y. quest.

To provide an example: The famous U.G.L.Y. Cap is sold in lots of 10 caps for $65 (including delivery) = $6.50 each.  The idea is that you sell them for $15-$20 each and are then able to contribute the $85-$135 to your fundraising.

This unique shop set-up is why U.G.L.Y. merchandise is only available to registered U.G.L.Y. Bartenders.  The link is available through your U.G.L.Y. Webpage (login to access) and also in the Handbook in the U.G.L.Y. Kit.

Can I exchange items bought from the shop?

We only accept returns for faulty or damaged goods.

We do not accept returns if you change your mind.

As per the Australian Consumer Law we do not offer refunds for incorrect choice including items ordered in the wrong size - please ensure you check the sizing chart before you purchase.

How long will my order take?

For Australia Post Standard Service is generally between 2-5 working days from time of lodgment with Australia Post. Please allow 24-48 hours for us to process your order. Delivery times depend on where you live.

The U.G.L.Y. Shop is designed to allow us to provide a range merchandise whilst managing our costs in a responsible manner and providing an additional cost effective fund-raising tool for our U.G.L.Y. Bartenders.

Paying in money

Can my donation be anonymous?

Yes, you can request privacy for your name and/or the amount you’ve sponsored.  As you make your donation you’ll be asked if you’re happy to display your name and the amount on our website.  Click the boxes as you wish.

How do I pay in the money?

There are lots of easy ways to bank your U.G.L.Y. Fundraising:

At the bank

Collect all the cash and cheques and take them to any branch of nab, along with your U.G.L.Y. Handbook which contains our banking details and your UNIQUE reference number (so we know the funds are yours)

BPAY®

Put the money directly into our bank account using telephone or online banking.  Our BPAY® biller code and your unique reference number are in your handbook. It’s as easy as paying a bill.

Pay in on the plastic!

Log in to your fundraising area and choose the “Pay-in Funds” option.  You can list family and friends names on your donor board and pay in the funds using a credit card or PayPal. If you need to, you can also issue receipts to your supporters.

EFT

Lots of bartenders bank in to their venue account and have their banking EFT’d through by the venue manager or accountant.  Again, the details are in your U.G.L.Y. Handbook which contains our banking details and your UNIQUE reference number (so we know the funds are yours).

How long have I got to pay in my money - what’s the deadline for paying in?

All of your fundraising needs to be banked by the following deadlines for it to count towards the prizes, incentives and awards.  You can still bank after these dates of course, but the prize deadlines are:

Queensland: 11.59pm Monday, 11 September 2017

All other states: 11.59pm Tuesday, 14 November 2017

How much of my fundraising goes to the cause?

U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year is one of the most cost effective fundraising events in Australia.  We aim to spend only 20% of the money raised on promotion and running the event.

We receive tremendous support from media organisations to extend our advertising and we work hard to keep our costs low.

The money your sponsors give you will go towards the Leukaemia Foundation’s patient accommodation service, which provides a home-away-from-home for people needing to relocate to the city for treatment. Your fundraising will also support families when they need it most, with as much practical assistance and emotional support as they need, all free of charge.

When do we need to pay in fundraising by?

All of your fundraising for your U.G.L.Y. needs to be banked by the following deadlines for it to count towards the prizes, incentives and awards.  You can still bank after these dates of course, but the prize deadlines are:

Queensland: 11.59pm Monday, 11 September 2017

All other states: 11.59pm Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Why can’t I open the tax receipt you sent me?

We send you an email when you make a donation and attach your tax receipt as a PDF document.  Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe PDF Reader.  Occasionally things get corrupted in emails, so contact us and we’ll issue a replacement.

Policies and legal stuff

Do I have to have public liability insurance for my fundraising event?

The Leukaemia Foundation has standard public liability insurance of $20 million which covers standard fundraising including U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year – as long as you stick to all the event policies and any state fundraising and liquor licensing rules.

Your venue will also need to have its own public liability insurance.

If your venue needs proof of your cover, contact us and we’ll send you a copy of the insurance.

Do I have to follow any rules?

Please ensure you read the U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year Terms and Conditions, which are sent with your registration confirmation email (you should receive this within 24 hours of registration; let us know if you have received this and we’ll resend it for you).

You must ensure all of your fundraising satisfies the requirements of any Gaming, Lottery and Liquor Licensing guidelines in your state.

The Leukaemia Foundation supports the responsible service and consumption of alcohol.

Is there an age limit?

You must be over 18 to enter!

Why do I have to agree to the waiver?

You will receive the Waiver in the U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year Terms and Conditions, which are sent with your registration confirmation email (you should receive this within 24 hours of registration; let us know if you have received this and we’ll resend it for you).

It’s a requirement of our insurance cover that we have clear policies, and make everyone aware of the health and safety aspects of the event.

It’s also important that we have your permission to use any photos we take of you at a public event.

Website

Can I upload a business logo (if I have a business team)?

There are lots of useful downloads to help you promote your shave. We offer selected images and adverts to brighten up your email signature and websites.There are lots of useful downloads to help you promote your shave. We offer selected images and adverts to brighten up your email signature and websites.

Can my donation be anonymous?

Yes, when donating on an U.G.L.Y. Bartenders webpage you can request privacy for your name and/or the amount you’ve sponsored.  As you make your donation you’ll be asked if you’re happy to display your name and the amount on the shaver’s page.  Click the boxes as you wish.

Can someone sponsor me from overseas?

Of course!

Our system accepts donations in Australian dollars via VISA and MasterCard from overseas

Make sure your sponsor selects their country FIRST when they're entering their address details so that our system will accept a non-Australian address.

Your online donors will still receive a receipt via email but they'll need to check with their financial advisor about whether the donation is tax-deductible if they live outside Australia

How big can the photo be?

Your image should be no larger than 350k in file size. For best results, we recommend uploading an image that is 1000 pixels wide and 270 pixels tall.  If you would like to upload your own photo, please ensure you have the image saved on your computer first, log in to our website and follow the instructions for “add media”. Our website allows you to display 1 photo. You can display more photos and videos by downloading the App! Click for iOs or Android.

How do I delete a message on my wall?

If someone's written something you don't like you can hide it.

Log in to your fundraising hub. Click 'Fundraising Tools' on your left hand side menu. Then click the 'View Sponsors' tab on the left hand side menu. Scroll down until you reach 'My Messages'. To delete a message, click the cross at the end of the message.

How do I make changes to my Personal Profile Page?

Log in and use the 4 buttons at the top and the menu items on the left to make any changes you need.

Team Captains also have a Team Tab, so they can make changes to the Team’s photo, message and goal.

This is also where you can view your sponsors and thank them.

How do I make my photo smaller?

Often photos taken by digital cameras are too large to be viewed on this website. If you plan on uploading a photo to your Personal Profile Page, you may need to make a smaller copy on your computer first. Try these tips:

Adjust the image quality setting on your digital camera to take photos at a smaller resolution, such as 1000 pixels wide and 270 pixels tall or smaller. This may make them small enough to upload.

Does your digital camera come with image editing software? If it’s installed on your computer, open the software and follow the instructions to resize your photos. Remember to Save As a different file name so as not to overwrite your original (large) photo. Always save the photo in JPG/JPEG format

Try using the free website www.resize2mail.com to upload and reduce the size of your photo.

How do people find my Personal Profile Page?

You can send them a link in an email or post a link on Facebook. Log in to our website and click ‘Get sponsors’. Then follow the instructions to send an email to your sponsors containing this special link. Click the Facebook icon to post a link to your Facebook profile.

People can search for you on our website by clicking the ‘Sponsor’ button. They will need to search for your name or your venue’s name. Once they’ve found your Personal Profile Page, they can click the ‘Sponsor Me’ button.

Is there a U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year Facebook page?

Absolutely, it’s a great way to share tips and chat with other U.G.L.Y. Bartenders! Find us on Facebook.

What can I do when I login?

When you sign in to the U.G.L.Y. website, you have access to a set of fundraising tools. This is your secure Fundraising Page that only you can see.

  • You can send emails to Get Sponsors
  • You can track your fundraising results
  • You can Manage your Sponsors – see who you’ve emailed, who’s sponsored you and write them a personalised thank you email
  • You can update any of your contact details and even change your password
  • You can update your fundraising goal
  • You can accept or delete comments from other people.

Simply Log In by clicking the button in the top RH of this screen! 

What does ‘banked funds’ mean on my Profile Page?

When you take funds to the bank, they show up on your fundraising total a couple of days later.  As the money you’ve banked comes from lots of different sponsors, we display the amount you banked as ‘Banked funds’.  This will show each time you take money to the bank.

What is my Personal Profile Page?

Your Personal Profile Page is the page people see when they search for you on the website to sponsor you.

You should personalise your page with a photo and a description of your reason for taking part. This will help to persuade people to sponsor you.

People can post comments on your wall and sponsor you online.

What picture formats can I upload?

If you would like to upload your own photo, please ensure you have the image saved on your computer. Accepted file types are jpg and gif.

Where do I find the media centre/press office?

We have a special section for journalists and other people who work in the media. Click here for more information.

Why can’t I open the tax receipt you sent me?

We send you an email when you make a donation and attach your tax receipt as a PDF document.  Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe PDF Reader.  Occasionally things get corrupted in emails, so contact us and we’ll issue a replacement.

Why doesn’t my credit card donation show on my chosen U.G.L.Y. Bartender’s page?

You may have made a general donation to the U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year campaign instead of sponsoring a particular person.  Check the email you’ve received and read it carefully, and then call us on 1800 500 088 and we will move your donation to the right spot.

Or you may have requested privacy while you were making your donation.  If so, your donation will show as ‘Privacy requested’ on the page.

Why doesn’t the money I’ve banked show on my Personal Profile Page?

We need a couple of days for the money to get from your bank to our bank account, then we upload the information to your page.  If it’s not showing after 3 days, contact us and we’ll check it out.  Chances are the bank missed a couple of digits in your unique number on the deposit slip.  We’ll have the money we just won’t know it’s yours.  So tell us how much you banked and when and we’ll match everything together for you.

When and where to take part

Can I advertise my U.G.L.Y. event and invite the public to attend?

YES!  Spread the word out through social media, call your local media, put up posters or use promote your event through your venue’s CCTV system, email everyone you know!

Can I get media coverage for my event?

Spread the word!  Tell your local media about your U.G.L.Y. event.  Please remember to call it ‘U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year’ and not ‘U.G.L.Y.’.

If the media requires information about the Leukaemia Foundation, leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders they must talk to the Leukaemia Foundation’s Marketing and Communications Manager in your state.  Contact us.

When is U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year?

Registrations will open in early 2017 (if you register an enquiry we’ll email you as soon as they open) as many of our U.G.L.Y. Bartenders like to plan early.

The official U.G.L.Y. Dates are:

Queensland: 31 July to 11 September 2017    

The rest of Australia: 1 October to 14 November 2017

Why take part

How do people get leukaemia?

Factors that may affect the development of leukaemia are not clear, however they may include genetic history, exposure to intense radiation and certain chemicals such as benzene, and viruses such as the Human T-Cell leukaemia virus.

How many people are affected by blood cancers?

More than 12,000 Australians will be diagnosed with blood cancers and related blood disorders this year and although survival rates are improving, blood cancer is our second biggest cause of cancer death.

What is leukaemia?

Leukaemia is cancer of the bone marrow. Visit the Leukaemia Foundation