Authentic Fatherhood Photo Contest – May 2011

If you’ve read Mocha Dad over the years, you’ve learned that I have two passions: fatherhood and photography. I’ve decided to combine my passions by holding a monthly “Authentic Fatherhood Photo Contest.”

Title: Hand of the Father (This is my favorite photo of my daughter and me)

Photographs capture moments in time and it’s important to preserve those memories. That’s why I’m extending an invitation to all-budding photographers to capture those moments that make being a dad such a joy. Starting in May 2011, I will accept reader submitted photos that depict authentic fatherhood however you choose to define it.

This month’s 1st place winner will receive a Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (I’d like to thank Portner Novelli and Hitachi for providing the prize). The LifeStudio Mobile Plus is a great device for storing, organizing and sharing digital photos. Second and third place winners will receive gifts of nominal value along with an autographed photo of me. Monthly winners will also compete for the prestigious title of Photo of the Year to be announced in January 2012.

To enter the “Authentic Fatherhood Photo Contest,” submit photos via e-mail to, leave a link to your photo in the comments section, or post a photo on my Facebook wall. On May 29, 2011, I will select my favorite photos and post them on Mocha Dad. Readers will have until June 2, 2011 to vote for their favorite photograph. On June 3, 2011, I will tally the votes and post the winner on this blog and on my Facebook Page (p.s. – if you haven’t ‘liked’ my Facebook Page, now’s a good time to do it).

I’m looking forward to receiving all of your wonderful photographs. Good luck and have fun.

Stay Strong,




Mocha Dad’s “Authentic Fatherhood Photo Contest” is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and lurkers in the United States and Canada. Contest starts on May 3, 2011 and ends June 2, 2011 at 11:59pm CST. By entering this contest, you agree that you are 18 or older and the legal parent or guardian of any minor child in your photos. You also agree that Mocha Dad Media has the right to publish photos on Mocha Dad, Mocha Dad Media web sites, or in any other medium. Photographers reserve all copyrights to photos they submit. No photo may be downloaded or copied without the consent of Mocha Dad Media and the copyright holder. Votes will be tallied by someone living in my house who may or may not be a good counter. Winners will be notified via email and announced on Mocha DadNo purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.

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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at or on Twitter at

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