Moms, you’ve had your day in the sun. Mother’s Day was two whole days ago. Time to start thinking about the other cog in the parental machine. The Plaza at Preston Center already is. The University Park shopping center is searching for Dallas’ “Most Deserving Dad” in honor of Father’s Day, which is barely a month away.
So, if there’s an incredibly awesome father or father figure that you know of (must be areal person), submit an essay (no more than 500 words) or post a video on YouTube (five minutes or less) explaining why said father deserves recognition. And prizes. Send essays and video links to email@example.com. For updates and details, check out the Plaza’s Facebook page.
But be forewarned: Judgments may be harsh, meted out by a panel of celebrity jurists that includes yours truly (please, those seeking autographs head to the back of the screaming throng, for fairness’ sake). Sure, I may have never competed on Iron Chef America, a la fellow judge Kent Rathbun, nor do I run a award-winning morning radio show like Gene Gates. But I did contribute no fewer than half the genes to the adorable guy you see above (No, no. That’s me! I mean the one on the right).
One final note: As a judge, I am, unfortunately, not eligible for the contest. So think of the second most deserving father out there, and get to typing/videomaking. Deadline is June 11.