Father's Day "Best NGD Dad" Contest!

In honor of all dads fulfilling the calling to be a Next Gen Dad, NGD is hosting a "Best NGD Dad" contest. And here is the best part...there will be 5 winners!

The concept is easy, submit a compelling story by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 13th nominating who you think is a "Best NGD Dad" (there is an FAQ below). The 5 winners will have their story posted to NGD on Father's Day AND receive 11 great books courtesy of Hachette Book Group USA.

  1. Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember by John Feinstein. Read an excerpt here.
  2. The Last Real Season by Mike Shropshire. Read an excerpt here.
  3. Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. Read an excerpt here. (Available in audio format)
  4. A Tale of Two Subs by Jonathan McCullough. Watch the video or view photo gallery.
  5. A Terrible Glory by James Donovan. Read an excerpt here.
  6. The Training Ground by Martin Dugard. Read an excerpt here.
  7. The Film Club by David Gilmour. Read an excerpt here.
  8. The Whole Truth by David Baldacci. Read an excerpt here. (Available in audio format)
  9. Child 44 by Tom Smith. Visit Child44book.com. Read a excerpt here. (Available in Audio format)
  10. The Adventures of Slim & Howdy by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. Read an excerpt here.
  11. The Dudes' Guide to Pregnancy by Bill Lloyd and Scott Finch.
Who can submit a story?
Anyone can submit a story, but the story must be a nomination for a dad.

What is a NGD?
For the complete description read this. The short version of a Next Generation Dad is one that believes and daily lives out that raising kids is an equal partnership and joint effort between a mom and dad — with the reasonable exception of birthing and breast feeding. (A special mention should also be made here to dads that raise kids on their own, as they truly are NGDs in every way).

What is a "compelling story"?
That is really subject to the reader, which in this case is me and MyLove. So in that case the story should evoke emotion (happy, happy-sad, funny, etc.) and describe why the dad you are nominating is the "Best NGD Dad".

How long should my "compelling story be"?
All submissions must be under 500 words, which is basically one page, double spaced, with 12 point font (high school flash back). All submissions over 500 words will be immediately disqualified, no matter how compelling. :P

What is the deadline?
All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday June 13, 2008.

Where should I send my nomination?
Email Me your nomination (nextgendads@gmail.com) with "Best NGD Dad" in the subject line. Please include the following information in the body of your email: Your Name, Email Address, Relationship to Nominee, and a link to your blog or website if you have one.

What happens if I win?
If you win I will notify you on June 14, 2008 and your story will be posted to this blog on Father's Day, June 15th. In addition you will be shipped all of the books above from Hachette Book Group USA. I will request your shipping address when I notify you that you won.

A special thanks to Hatchet Book Group USA for providing the prizes for this contest.

The Fine Print (literally)
If you submit a story you are releasing to me the right to publish your submitted story on Next Gen Dads at my discretion. You'll need to email me a follow-up request to not print your story if you wish to no longer have it published.

1 comment:

Grandmama said...

sounds like I can't nominate you, Kevie. But just know you ARE the Best NGD in my book!!!