P.O. Box 853, Branford, CT 06405

June 14 to 16, 2023

Father of the Year

Tell us why your Dad is Father of the Year

Essay Contest

Each year, Branford students have the opportunity to write an essay about their father or father figure. Students are asked to share why their father should be awarded Branford Festivals Father of the Year.

The winning essay is announced on the Main Stage on Saturday of the Branford Festival.

Award winners receive:

  • Child and adult bike courtesy of Branford Community Foundation and Zane’s Cycles
  • Dinner at Lenny’s Indian Head Inn
  • Adult watch from Branford Jewelers
  • Family photo session with Tricia Bohan Photography
  • Child and adult Branford Festival t-shirt

Contest rules:

  • No more than 500 words
  • Branford residents grades K-8 eligible to enter
  • Include child’s name, address, school,
    grade and contact number
  • Entry deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Submit your essay:

Entries can be brought to the Blackstone Memorial Library, given to a Branford Public Schools teacher or emailed to BranfordFOTY@gmail.com.