Happy Father's Day! We ran a competition this week with people telling us why their Dad is the best Dad in the world! Sponsored by Tackleworld Country, two winners have won a $100 voucher and a Tackleworld gift bag. Congratulations to winners Andy Goodings and Brian Clinch! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0434 476 332 to claim your prize :)
Hello my name is Lili and I think my Dad Frank should win the the best dad award because he works away for 2 weeks and he would do anything for me and my siblings he has always been there for me and always will and I always say I will take care of him when he is old and grey even though he embarrasses me. -Lili Sorgiovanni
Our dad is the best because he drives us to sport, buys us choclate and lollies, has fun and is silly with us on a Sunday and most of all he is always there for us every step of the way. This is why our dad is the best. And we couldn't get one any better! -Kaylee, Ashlyn and Zayne Gray
This is a picture of my little boy with his daddy who is just over the moon and the most proudest dad I have ever seen :-) I think if our little man could he would nominate his dad (Ben Murray)! I have never seen a dad so happy, proud and so hands on with the changing of nappies even waking through the night with me and his newborn baby! -Aimy Coyle
Hi, my name is Kallum and I'm almost 3. This is a picture of dad and I at the footy. My dad is the best dad in the world because we do everything together... We ride motorbikes, play footy, go fishing, play at the park and he stays at daycare with me in the mornings to make sure I am ok. My dad (Andy) even looks after me when mum goes away for work sometimes. -Kallum Goodings
Hello, my name's De'mi Ramshaw, and this is my Dad. My Dad is the best in the world because he's Brad Ramshaw.
He works hard for the Geraldton Shire and give his all to everything he does. He tries hard and even when things are looking hopeless, he manages to get through it. My dad is a champion and has had to put up with a lot in his life, from both of his kids and that's part of the reason why I'm entering this contest. I appreciate my Dad more than he thinks and he deserves all the best in life.
Brad Ramshaw is The Best Dad in The World! -De'mi Ramshaw
My dad is the best dad in the world, because he chose to be my father when I was a year old. Not being blood related he took me on as his own. Gave me his last name and even though he and my mother went on to have 3 more kids (my brothers) I was always his little girl. I have the best dad in the world because he is now moving over from Nz to be closer to me and my little one and to give me a hand with everything. My dad has been a very hard worker his entire life working as a police officer in the worst spot in Nz he has seen and dealt with a lot of things no normal person should have to deal with. My dad absolutely looooves fishing, and spends every spare minute he has watching fishing videos and when he came over to visit me in May he spent most of his time at Tackleworld haha. He definitely deserves this voucher as being a father to a child who isn't yours takes a real man. He is definitely the best dad in the world. -Amanda Ujudur
My dad is the best dad in the world because, he is my hero and my role model why? When I was younger my mum was not fit to look after my sisters or my brothers so we were all sent to foster homes, we all got separated and eventually a few of us got put into the same homes, my mum and dad were divorced at the time as she was granted custody this is why we were first in her care. My dad spent alot of money going through the courts to get custody,heart breaking years but eventually got custody one by one of 4 of his kids. He could have given up and left us.
My dad gave up everything for my siblings and myself. My dad ended up leaving New Zealand, he left his friends and the life he made there to give us kids a new start. Even though my dad knew we were to young to understand why he made us leave our mum and our other half siblings, he done it for the better. I did resent my dad until I was old enough to understand why he did what he did, if it wasn't for him I would be exactly the same as my mum, drugs and prostitution.My dad never once spoke horrible about my mum even though she put herself before her kids, she did not once attend a visit to see her kids. If everyone had a heart the size of my father's the world would be a better place.
My name is James, I am 12 years old and this is a photo of me and my Dad.
My Dad is the best Dad.
He helps me all the time.
He lets me go to work with him sometimes and I get to drive the bobcat.
Dad is my favourite person, number 1. -James Cassin
My husband is the best dad in the world for his two boys Ari (6) and Oskar (2). Aside from working a full week protecting and serving the people of Geraldton he still finds time to play with his boys!! Photo attached is of him taking Oskar to the Chapman river to catch (and release) his first fish!! -Tarn
My dad is the best because he takes me fishing on his big boat and we always catch big fish. I love my dad I want to be just like him when I'm big. -Reeve & Sully Sheldon
My dad's the best in the world because although he has three kids biologically he still had heaps of time and love to raise three extra daughters when he married my mum. Without him my childhood for all six of us kids wouldn't have been fun, full of love and laughter. He didn't have to but my step dad is the best dad because he has so much love to give to any child. -Ashley Hogermeer
We have the best dad in the world! He takes us camping and fishing and bike riding and always looks after us! We have so much fun with him all the time! He's the coolest but some of his dad jokes aren't the best! Love you dad, love Bayley and Taliah xx -Bayley and Taliah
Our dad is the best dad in the world because he cuddles us at night time when we can't sleep. -Azlina and Azuria Sekodel
My dad is the best dad in the world because i've always been a daddy's girl and I do everything with him like fishing, riding motorbikes and traveling together. Dad has always been there for my brother and I ever since they split, but dad has always put on a brave smile and he always puts our needs before himself. I think my dad is the best dad in the world because I wouldnt be the person that I am today and he's the one person that keeps me going with my head held high, my dad deserves an amazing fathers day :) -Caitlyn Boath
I think my dads the best in the world because he always looked after my nana when she got sick as well as me and my sister when my mum left to come to WA. He raised us to become independent, strong minded and courages young women that we are today. Not only that, but he is the best poppa !! Always has goodies in his cupboard and fridge and loves taking them for rides on the bus when he picks up the school kids. He misses us so much because we are all over here and he's still back home in NZ, but that doesn't stop him from ringing us every week and sending parcels he's always been there for us and still continues to do so. Love him so much and wouldn't change him for anyone else !! -NatashaWhare N TanioraNikora
My daddy is the best because he makes me feel so special. He lets me read to Him every night even tho it takes a long time! He has so much patience with me and takes me to story time every Friday. I love my Dad. -Blake Mitchell
My name is bodhi and my daddy is the BEST because he gave me his hair style!! How lucky am I!!?? -Bodhi Jeffery
Our names are Logan and Bryce and we love our dad Jordan, because he isn't in fact our dad but makes us feel as if he was. He is the best step dad we could ever wish for, we play hide and seek and collect chicken eggs together, he also reads us stories and tucks us in at bed time :) -Logan and Bryce
This man is not my biological father, but has been a dad to me since I was a year old. He's not one for hugs and affection but he knows when you need one. He's a typical joker, always making my siblings and I laugh. I wasn't the best teenager to have in the house, and like all fathers we butted heads, but as an adult I'm able to see all the things he did for me and that he was keeping me on track. He's the first person I go to for help and I'm honoured to have such a man walk me down the aisle. He's not my biological father, but he's the best dad I could ever ask for. -Kara Payne
Jon isn't exactly my father. He is my aunties partner. Throughout the years I have known Jon, he has certainly encouraged me to take on new challenges. Jon is a Paramedic, and works very long and hard hours. He always finds time to give me a hand repairing my car, go fishing, four wheel driving or just something as simple as lighting a fire and having a few beers. I see Jon as more of a father figure, than an uncle. He has the biggest heart with the biggest smile to go with it. -Cameron Williams
My dad is the best because he's an amazing support person and is always there for me in timea of need, so hard working- he runs the farm with mum, helps us out for our business if we need without asking for anything in return!
He's also a fun and very loving granddad to 4 grandkids and cherishes them more than anything! -Claire Darcy
My dad is the best because he takes me everywhere like camping. Cameron is pictured with his dad Matt on their Easter camping/fishing trip to Lucky Bay. -Cameron
I've never grown up with my father so I look to my pop as a father figure, he has looked after me most of my childhood while mums been working away, we have such a special bond together! He is the best father figure because you can tell me anything and he will understand and listen, he loves finishing and exploring, when I go to see him in QLD we go finishing all the time, he is such a hard working man his 68 and still works everyday, he is so strong! His such a big inspiration to me I look up to him. Here's a photo of me and him together last year. -Dana Clarke
Our new dad Damo (Damien Thomas) is the greatest dad!
We moved to Geraldton to live with him in March and our new sister was born in May.
Damo is her real dad but he is our dad to.
Since we moved here he has taught us to ride our bikes and all about fishing. Even how to cast.
He teaches us so much and is the best dad.
-Sunny and Kiki Negovetic
This is my awesome dad he is the best dad in the world and I love him very much he always says his proud of me and I'm proud of him to because he is a amazing person . He is very funny and makes me laugh when I'm sad. I want this Father's Day to be wonderful for my dad because he really deserves it. He is always there for me when I need help and never let's me down my dad is my hero and I don't know what I would do with out him I love him very much as I like to say he is a cooool cat. I think my dad is a exceptional man and is very special to me and makes my life better and I fell safe and protected when I'm around him I love my dad very much with all my heart and this is why my dad is the best dad in the world .... -Jessica Willcox
This is my father Keith Capewell. He is the best dad, he goes above and beyond for me and my children. He quite often has my children for school holidays. This was him taking my eldest boy for a hike. Teaching him about bush tucker and tracking while he's at it. -Bec Caratti Capewell
This is my dad . He is the best. When i lived interstate, he flew all the way to sydney to see me for 2 days over my 30th birthday!!! That made my weekend!! I love my dad to bits xxx -Danielle Sweetman
My Step-dad, Brian Clinch has been such an amazing father figure. Since the age of 4, Brian has raised me like his own. He has helped me with homework, school, work, social dramas and is there whenever I have a problem. It takes a strong person to raise a child, but an even stronger person to raise someone else's child. It's been 17years and he is the best father I could have ever asked for. He always puts us (kids) first before himself and as a result he doesn't usually get to enjoy those little extra happy things life has to offer, even though he is content with the small things.
Even if he doesn't win, he is still a winner in my eyes.
Love ya dad! xo -Emily Della Marianna
This is my dad, Steve. I think he is the best dad in the world. He taught me how to fish, and that's still a passion we share, even though we don't get to see each other as often as we would like. Whenever we get the chance we go out on the boat and I am constantly learning new things from him. He has been a great role model to me and my two brothers and I will always admire him! -Josie Bradbury
Our Dad is the best because he does anything for us and especially loves to teach us about fishing! -Mathias and Miah Cross
My dad would love this ... sadly he wouldnt be able to use it as he's fighting cancer and loosing the battle ... however, despite being so very sick, he still stepped up to help me fight another battle - one against depression, anxiety and suicide by putting on a tutu and letting me photograph him for my "a tutu for blue" project .... -Pene Stevens
The reason I think my dad is the best dad in the world is because he has put his whole life towards bringing up me, my brother and my sister. When I was very young my mum and dad split, & all of us kids went with my dad. He was an alcoholic and hard a very hard time raising 3 children all by himself that were all under the ages of 6. After a while he decided to get help to stop drinking and depression. He went to tafe and got his certificates and is now a qualified youth worker and helps young troubled teens at STAY in Geraldton. I do not see my mum by choice, my dad never said negative things about her, he let us all make up our own mind about her. He let her contact us and let us contact her, but in the end we did not want much to do with her. My mum does not pay child support and my dad doesn't take her to court for it because he is to much of a good guy to do that to her. It may sound like my life is sad but I have the best life ever!! I may not have had a chance to grow up with my mother but I am so close with my father!! I tell him everything, he is an inspiration and that why I think he is the best dad ever!!!! -Rhehal Burhess
My step-Dad is the best Dad in the world because he poses as my model and supports my passions. He always has a Dad joke ready to fire, a sarcastic comment that always makes you feel better and a cheesy grin to pair! He's been with us through thick and thin. -Taylor Isastrat
Our Dad is the most incredible Dad and Husband there is! His love and care for his whole family is forever inspiring. His lame Dad jokes, silly humor, story telling, knowledge, helpfulness and compassion are some of his best traits. You have supported our whole family from day one, you are truly a hard working and successful man within family and work!
We all admire the way you love us and how much care you share with us and the world. We are all growing up to be such great people because of your warm and wonderful personality and knowledge. You are the best Dad anyone could ask for. Thank you for making our family the wonderful bunch we are! Never grow old Dad!
-Love your 5 hilarious children and Wife, Sally, Julian, Mitchell, April, Louis and Oli.
My Daddy is the best because every time he goes fishing he always catches something. He catches mulloway and sharks and bream but he is the best because he takes me on the quad bike and always puts the fish he catches back because it makes me sad when they are in a bucket and not the ocean. -From Chloe Joynes (9yrs old)
My old boy is the best Dad going around because he takes me shopping at Tackle World Geraldton for my bday present!!
My daddy is the best, because he buys me toys & gives me lots of cuddles. he loves me & I love him, HEAPS!!
-Keira Lucken, eighteen months.
My Dad David is the best in the world because he brought us from the cold and rain in Wales to live in the most beautiful and best place in the world, Geraldton.
-Lola and Alana Tandy
My Dad is the best dad in the world, not only because he's the biggest dork in the world but because he has made me the person I am today. Like father like daughter.
Hi, I just wanted to enter my dad into the Father's Day comp.. My dad has always done everything and anything he could for us, father of us girls Always worked really really hard! He deserves all the happiness in the world as he always says family is all that matters, but I think sometimes you just gotta show people your appreciated my dad deserves this prize, he also loves fishing! -Danielle Had Pratt-Jenkin
This is my dad and he is actually one of the most AMAZING dads in the world. He cares so much about me and my family, he basically supports us all. If we didn't have him, we probably wouldn't have a nice home or any money. Like he buys us everything and just wow - I didn't think people like him even existed. I know he loves us SO MUCH!!! -Finlay Clarke
This is me and my dad. My dad should win the Father's Day competition because he works out on the mines for 2 weeks and is home for a week and all he does is fish and spend time with his kids outdoors. He is awesome and deserves this prize. -Maddy
My Dad is the best because he coaches my under 5 soccer team. -Max
I think my dad is the best dad in the world because he has worked hard and long everyday from 6-6 and earns very little money but tries his hardest to work. We have just been introduced to fishing and I love going out with my Dad fishing. I hope this win. His name is Craig Bishop. -Matthew Bishop
My Dad (Chris Bonny) is the best dad in the world because he gave me the best experience of my life! When I was 8 he took me and my mum to live in Papua New Guinea, where we stayed for 3 years. We are back home now but I would love to go back. It was the best experience I have ever had and I will never have it again -Maggie Bonny
This is my Dad Scott. He is the best dad in the world. He is also the funniest man in the whole world. Dad always pushes me to be the greatest person I can be and to make the most of life. My dad is such an inspiration to me and I love him so much. If dads were flowers I'd pick him.
‘Johnno’ is the best dad in the world because he loves us unconditionally and is the best ‘Pa Bear’ to my 6 year old son that he can be. He often sits on the couch with Reilly and tells him wonderful stories of the scarecrow family that live under his chiller in the backyard. He roped his best mate into helping him build a cubby up in the trees that my son can play in. He draws pictures, plays hide and seek, takes us camping, fixes flat tyres and makes toys. He comes over with his ute and pulls out big scratchy bougainvillea and he even cooked us all dinner when we got back late from the eastern states – and he can’t cook! -Anne Finlay