1) 1 Winner per category will be selected from all entries received. All decisions will be final.
2) Nominee must be a current resident of the Greater Hampton Roads community.
3) Nominee will be selected for award in one category only. Nominee may be submitted by only one family member. Nominee may be considered in more than one category if he meets the criteria for award and is nominated by someone outside of his immediate or extended family. Although nominee may be submitted for multiple categories by separate nominators, he will only be selected for award in one category.
4) Self nominations will not be accepted.
5) Submission must include nomination form, signed nominee consent form, and color photo in .jpg or .png format on or before deadline. NOMINATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT PHOTOS WILL BE DISCARDED WITHOUT CONSIDERATION!!!!
6) Winning dads must agree to have their name and photos published in the program booklet, Y2K Academy Web site and media outlets. Dads also agree to allow photos to be used in promotional materials for future award competitions.
7) Winners will be notified on or before Friday, June 10, 2011.
8) Entries must be received by Fri., 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2011. Fax Entry (757) 394-3378 or E-mail email@example.com
9) Winning dads must be available on Sunday, June 12th from 6:00 pm until the end of ceremony to receive award in person and to take before and after photos.
10) VIDEO/PHOTO MODEL RELEASE NOTIFICATION - All participants and attendees must be advised that this event is being photographed and taped/recorded for future use, including, but not limited to, broadcast via media (television, internet) for possible viewing by the public. Your participation in the event constitutes your consent to Y2K Academy to such taping or recording and the use of your image and voice at this event for all purposes now or in the future.
11) The decision of the Award Panel will be based solely on the information contained in this nomination form.
Ø Y2K11 Dad of the Year: Submissions for this category are restricted to the wife or children of nominee. This category is for the father that stands out and goes above and beyond. The “Unsung Hero Dad” that rarely asks for recognition or expects it. This father has a strong sense of responsibility and self-sacrifice. In the face of adversity the father of the year stands firm and continues to be a supportive and nurturing presence in the lives of his children. His defining quality is the amount of tenderness and love he shows towards his spouse and children.
Ø Y2K11 Christian Dad of the Year: This nominee plays the role of father of the Christian faith in his home, his church and community. This nominee has been known to mentor and nurture countless disciples of the Christian faith in compassionate and loving service to others. This nominee may or not be recognized in an official ministerial capacity, but exemplifies all of the leadership qualities of great men of the Bible.
Ø Y2K11 Community Servant Dad of the Year: Every kid in the community knows this man. This is the man that reflects what a positive male role-model should be. When you think of this person you envision a person there for young people when they need him. This is the proverbial “neighborhood Dad!” This gentleman makes time for his own children and those facing life without the guidance of their biological Dad. He may be a coach, counselor, pastor, entrepreneur or public servant.
Ø Y2K11 Single Dad of the Year: This Dad epitomizes the hardest working qualities without complaining of the challenges of rearing his family solo. He is perhaps a widower, divorced, separated or never married. He can be spotted at his child’s school, at the Laundromat or doctor’s office and grocery store. He does this all while maintaining a job to support his family. He may be a young father, foster father or adoptive Dad deserving of recognition.
Ø Y2K11 Second Chance Dad of the Year: This is the Dad who got off in life on a rough start. The rehabilitated Dad. He has learned from his mistakes, and is fondly known as the “come-back kid!” This Dad may have been down, but certainly not out for the count! His past may include incarceration, substance abuse or father absence, but within the last seven years has lead an exemplary life with no criminal convictions, instances of domestic violence or continued substance abuse. He shows his reformed mind by helping others in the community, mentoring kids on the wrong road, and by redeeming his family’s trust through his new lifestyle.
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