Upload a photo of the hot dad in your life before 11:59 P.M. EST on May 21, 2012 in one of the following 11 categories: Military Dad, Newbie Dad (Baby Less Than 1 Year), Fireman/Policeman Dad, Tattooed Dad, Dad with Facial Hair, Single Dad, Teacher Dad, Blogger Dad, Dad in His 20s, Dad in His 30s and Dad over 40. To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must be 21 years of age or older, and be available to travel to New York City from June 11- June 13. No purchase necessary, see here for official rules. On Facebook/ivillage.com, you can enter to win $1,000 in our Hottest Social Media Dad contest. No purchase necessary, see here for official rules.
Once you've uploaded your photo, send the link to everyone you know! Make sure they vote and tell us how dreamy the hot dad in your life is. You can vote on as many dads as you'd like Upload and user voting continues until 11:59 P.M. EST on May 21, 2012. A panel of star judge including Rosie Pope, star of Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels, Rebecca Dube, senior editor of TodayMoms, Liz Zack, Editorial Director of iVillage’s Pregnancy & Parenting channel and Andrea Fellman, owner of Sassy Savvy Moms and an iVillage iVoice will review all the submissions and announce 4 to 6 first-round finalists in each category on May 22, 2012. Then the real fun begins! Vote on who you think should be crowned 2012 iVillage Hot Dad! You can vote once per category per day. The grand prize winner will be announced on June 12, 2012 on NBC's TODAY!
Each hot dad category winner will receive a $300 gift card to Target or Target.com where they can update their summer wardrobe with Target’s trendy men’s fashion. The 2012 iVillage Hot Dad grand prize winner will win a $500 Target gift card and a 7-night Cruise for four onboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas or Freedom of the Seas, with airfare to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. included. The ships are fun for the whole family -- while mom and dad sun on the deck, enjoy a relaxing massage or take in a Broadway-style show, the kids can join the award-winning complimentary Adventure Ocean program that offers age appropriate activities for younger cruisers and teens, ranging from toys, music and crafts developed exclusively for Royal Caribbean by Fisher Price and Crayola, to science labs and teen-only parties. Plus, all ships feature the DreamWorks experience, including character breakfasts, parades, 3D movies and entertainment! (Can we come too?) Explore more about Royal Caribbean by visiting RoyalCaribbean.com.
Last year, over 700 hot dads – ranging from steamy policemen to dudes with great facial hair – entered the Hot Dads contest. After narrowing it down to the finalists, James Tritle, a military dad from Alaska, was named the hottest dad in America. To see all the smokin’ guys from 2011, check out the photos here. Now it’s your turn to steal the title -- enter the 2012 Hot Dads Contest!