Do you know the best dad in Rockford? Nominate him to win that title!

A local organization is focusing on what makes a great dad and celebrating those dads with some awards.

According to their Facebook page: The Fatherhood Encouragement Project focuses on helping encourage and lift up Dads of all backgrounds through mentorship and authentic relationships.

This February they're taking that idea a step further to honor dads who are doing a great job.

You can nominate local dads in the following 10 categories by sending an email to

  • Compassionate Father Award
  • Integrity Award
  • Civic Leadership Award
  • Heart of a Father Award
  • Heroic Leadership Award
  • Selfless Father Award
  • Character Award
  • Community Father Award
  • Hard Hands Award
  • Rockford's Father of the Year Award

You have until 5 p.m. February 1 to get your nominations in, and the award ceremony will be held at Giovanni's on February 23.