My daughter took this portrait of me

In honor of Father’s Day, this month’s photo theme is “Portraits of Dad.” Show us your favorite portrait of your father, husband, grandfather, son, uncle, cousin, friend or self. The only rule is that the man in the photo must be a father who is 18 years old or older. You can capture dear old dad by himself or with someone else.

To enter the “Portraits of Dad 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. Photographs will be accepted Sunday, June 5, 2011 – Wednesday, June 29, 2011. On Thursday, June 30, 2011, I will select my favorite photos and post them on Mocha Dad. Readers will have until Monday, July 4, 2011 to vote for their favorite photograph. On Tuesday, July 5, 2011, I will tally the votes and post the winner on this blog and on the Mocha Dad Facebook Page (p.s. – if you haven’t ‘liked’ my Facebook Page, now’s a good time to do it).

This month’s 1st place winner will receive a Samsung SH100 Digital Camera (I’d like to thank Mekanism and Samsung for providing the prize). The SH100 is a good-looking, pocket camera with a resolution of 14.2 megapixels, a 5x optical zoom and a wide-angle lens. You can share any special moment or exciting info on the move. Send photos by uploading to Facebook, Picasa and more or email directly from the camera. You can also upload videos to YouTube. If your images always remain on the SD card because it’s such a hassle to upload to the PC, listen up. The SH100 automatically finds and starts to download to a PC via the Wireless Auto Backup feature, and even turns itself off after to save energy..

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.

If you need some inspiration, you can peruse the finalist in last month’s  “Authentic Fatherhood Contest.”

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

Stay Strong,

Mocha Dad’s “Portraits Photo Contest” is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and lurkers in the United States and Canada. Contest starts on June 5, 2011 and ends June 29, 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.