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06/20/2012 07:21 pm ET Updated Jun 22, 2012

World's Ugliest Dog: Annual Contest To Find The World's Ugliest Pup Held In Petaluma (PHOTOS)

Dogs from around the world will descend on the Bay Area this weekend to compete for the coveted title of World's Ugliest Dog.

This year, a challenger from the United Kingdom will attempt to steal the award from one of our own Bay Area hopefuls. At the end of the day, only one winner will take home a trophy, $1,000, and a year's supply of dog cookies.

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The contest begins at 6pm at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and is preceded by a day of festivities for dog lovers. Renowned pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick will host.

This year marks the 24th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest. Entry into the contest is free, so sign up your pup today or vote for other ugly dogs before the big day.

Scroll through the slideshow below to see some of this year's handsome contestants:

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World's Ugliest Dog

Photos courtesy of the World's Ugliest Dog ® Contest, Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petaluma, California. To learn more about this year's contest click here.

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