Due to technical difficulties with the voting platform, we are unable to factor the voting results into the judging process of the Scared of Santa Contest and will only be judging the entries based on appropriateness to the theme of the contest. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause. With that said, we encourage you to continue using the voting platform for fun!
Upload a photo of the hot dad in your life before 11:59 P.M. EST on May 27, 2013 in one of the following 9 categories: Military Dad, Newbie Dad (Baby Less Than 1 Year), Fireman/Policeman Dad, Tattooed Dad, Dad with Facial Hair, Single Dad, Dad in His 20s, Dad in His 30s and Dad over 40. To be eligible to win the grand prize, you must be 18 years of age or older, and be available to travel to New York City from June 10- June 14. 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, once per day. Upload and user voting continues until 11:59 P.M. EST on May 27, 2013. A panel of star judges including Giuliana Rancic, host of E! News , Rebecca Dube, senior editor of TodayMoms , Liz Zack, Editorial Director of iVillage and Rachel Feddersen, Chief Content Officer at Patch will review all the submissions and announce the 9 category winners and the Hot Dad winner the week of June 10- June 14. The grand prize winner will be announced on NBC's TODAY!
Each hot dad category winner will receive a $100 American Express gift card. The 2013 iVillage Hot Dad grand prize winner will win a week vacation for two to Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina ! The Hot Dad and his guest will enjoy a $250 spa credit and a fun excursion, and they’ll take in the beautiful views and crystal-blue waters of the island. How dreamy -- it’s a second honeymoon!
Last year, 1,300 dads – ranging from steamy policemen to dudes with great facial hair -- entered the Hot Dads contest. After narrowing it down to the finalists, David George , a newbie dad from Ohio, was named the Hottest Dad in America. To see all the smokin’ guys from 2012, check out the photos here . Now it’s your turn to steal the title -- enter the 2013 Hot Dads Contest!