Competitions June 16, 2011
Thanks for all the amazing Man2Dad photo competition entries, from the laugh out loud to the heartwarming shots that brought a happy tear to our eye. With our favourites we’ve created this candid snapshot of what dads today are all about – revealing an intimate and rarely seen portrait of fatherhood at all stages. From across Wales, Ireland, England, and Scotland, 3000 of you shared with us shots of caring, fun loving, strong and protective dads and proud granddads. All the proof we need of the undeniable bond between dads and their kids regardless of age or circumstance. For the judging I joined forces with international portraiture photographer Annabel Williams, and leading pro-mummy blogger Tara Cain. After much lively discussion here’s our winner and two runners up. Warwickshire local Zebby Clemons’ stunning portrayal of her brother Sam taking a quick rest from his building work to blow bubbles with daughter Claudia is our overriding winner. Matthew Paish from Wiltshire is runner up with his stunning shot; ‘The ability to teach his children happiness’. Kent based Michelle Dorman’s cool black and white shot, ‘Making sure my girl feels safe’, captures a dad letting his little one enjoy a lofty view of the world from his shoulders. A huge well done to you all – your prizes are on their way!