Father’s Day Competitions

Fathers Day is on Sunday 20th June this year, and there are already a few super creative competitions popping up. I’ve shared a few of my favourite comps below and will add more as I spot them!

For many of the #FathersDay comps on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, you’ll see the same format or questions asked – although it may be repetitive, it does mean you can get prepared in advance by typing up your funny stories and Dad jokes, and having them ready to copy and paste. I also use the clever Text replacement function on my iPhone (go to Settings > General > Keyboard) so I can quickly type ‘dadjoke’ and it will expand into my favourite Dad joke to use on social media comment competitions!

If Dad’s not around any more, you’ll have the option in many comps to nominate a husband, son, partner or friend who’s a Dad or a father figure.

  • What’s your favourite memory of your Dad?
  • Why’s your Dad so special?
  • Has your Dad got a celebrity lookalike?
  • What’s your Dad’s best joke?

Poems are popular too, and make sure you have a few funny, retro or memorable photos at hand – the organised compers should already have a folder or album ready from last year’s competitions!

The prize promotions I’ve listed here are all ‘creative’ in some way, but don’t let that put you off if you don’t have an incredible story or amazing photo – in many cases the winners are chosen at random rather than judged, so as long as your entry is valid you’ll have a chance of winning!

Win £1000 for your dad to spend on home improvement

Tell Rated People what job you would like to get done for your Dad an (or father figure) and why he deserves it, and you could win £1000 to spend on a tradesperson and materials to get the job done! You can also email a photo of the space you would like to transform.  Rated People marketing team will choose a winner and match you up with a tradesperson to complete the job. Enter at https://offer.ratedpeople.com/do-it-for-dad/ before 17 June 2021. 

Win Microscooters for the family

Microscooters are giving away 4 Team GB scooters and two Team GB children’s helmets – just tell them your favourite memory (I’m assuming it should involve a dad!) on Instagram.  Enter on Instagram before 20 June 2021. 

Win £1000 and a special bottle of Whyte & Mackay 

Magic Radio are giving away 6 prizes of £1000 cash and a special Father’s Day label edition of Whyte & Mackay. You can enter the online prize draw here by sharing a dad joke before 20 June 2021 (one winner is chosen at random).

You can also win on air from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021 (between 1pm and 4pm every day). Magic presenter Emma B will each day choose a topic around and about Father’s Day and invite listeners to send them their stories around those topics via text message only. The presenters and producer will select their favourite stories reading some out on air or potentially having the entrant share their entry on air. Entries will be judged on how entertaining, compelling, heart-warming and how deserving the entry is. Magic will ultimately pick one winning story each day with the winner being awarded £1,000 and a special Father’s Day label edition of Whyte & Mackay Whiskey. Full details are on the Magic website.

Absolute Radio are also running a similar competition with the same prizes, with an online entry form here – this time, share your best dad story (enter before 20 June 2021). The Absolute on-air competition is on the evening show from 4pm to 7pm every day from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021. This is the same as Magic’s with a different topic chosen each day, and listeners invited to call or text in with their stories – they’re judged on the same criteria as Magic. 

Win a helicopter ride for you and your Dad

Share your photo or video thanking your Dad as a reply to this tweet from @onestopstores or a comment on this Facebook post and you could win a helicopter ride, or one of four £50 restaurant vouchers! T&Cs state you must use the hashtag #ThankYouDad but the tweet says you should use #WINwithOneStop – I suggest using both! Closing date is 15 June 2021, T&Cs are here.

Win £1,000 Center Parcs voucher 

Card Factory are on the hunt for the UK’s Super Dad or L.A.D of the year. So, if you’ve got an incredible Dad, or a fantastic Father figure (a.k.a a Like A Dad figure), you want to nominate, enter at www.cardfactorycompetition.co.uk. You’ll need to upload a photo and share your reason for nominating them! Over 18s can submit an entry on behalf of an under 18.

The winning Dad or L.A.D will receive the accolade of Super Dad or L.A.D of the year, as well as a £1,000 voucher for Centre Parcs. Closing date is 13 June 2021, it’s open to UK residents and T&Cs are here

Win a home bar stocked with whisky & a grill

Tell Buffalo Trace why your dad is great in five words, and they could be one of five winners to get their very own home bar packed with a range of Buffalo Trace’s crafted whiskies, a Traeger Grill, and a 4 rib roasting joint of beef aged for 30 days in Buffalo Trace Bourbon! Enter on Facebook or Instagram before 13 June 2021 – you’ll notice several entrants seem to have missed the ‘5 words’ requirement!


Win GAP Insurance worth up to £200

Enter the ALA colouring competition for the chance to win a GAP Insurance cover for your dad’s car, worth up to £200 (the vehicle must not be more than ten years old). Download one of the two cards (Fathers Day or Thank you) on the ALA website, then colour it in and share a photo on Instagram or Facebook. Closing date is 20 June 2021. The winner will be chosen at random and T&Cs are here. 

Good luck!


6 Responses

  1. Laksh says:

    Hi Di, sorry for asking this weird one… Reward Zone which is appearing on your blog as advertisement.. is it safe to enter?

    • Di says:

      I’ve done a quick Google and Reward Zone sounds like a scam! Unfortunately I don’t have a great deal of control over the ads which appear on my website, but unfortunately Mediavine (the company I use for advertising) does show my readers the occasional dodgy one. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere – if it’s not a brand you know and trust, don’t click through to it!

  2. Kazzy Minton says:

    Ah … these are great competitions … this blog is always my first stop with my morning cuppa. THANKS for all your hard work in highlighting these comps for us Di <3

  3. Thanks so much Cara! 🙂

  4. Lydia Frew says:

    They posted it directly to him. He wouldn’t have got it on time if they posted it to me. On Sunday he will be enjoying his personalised beer, personalised BBQ sauce and meat pack that I also won him. He’ll have to wait for his Father’s Day DVD prize. They were posted here. I’m sure he won’t mind if we watch them first. 🙂

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