Great American Cookies launched its first-ever search for the “Great American Dad.” The Great American Dad Contest began Wednesday, May 13 and runs through Friday, July 31.

During the contest, participants will be asked to tell the world, in 200 words or less, what makes their dad a “Great American Dad.” The contest will be conducted completely online, with submissions accepted through the entry form available at

Prizes for the contest will be awarded in September and include:

* Grand Prize: The “Ultimate Dad Den” courtesy of Great American Cookies. Essential “ingredients” for creating a great in-home getaway for Dad include a Sony BRAVIA 52″ Flat-Panel LCD HDTV, Sony Blu-ray Disc Player and Sony BRAVIA Home Theater System.

* First Prize: Sony BRAVIA 52″ Flat-Panel LCD HDTV.

* Runner Ups: (5) $50.00 gift certificates to Great American Cookies.

The contest opens during Great American Cookies Celebrating Everyday Heroes promotion and is supported by NexCen Franchise Management, Inc., a subsidiary of NexCen Brands, Inc.

“Customers tell our franchisees every day how much they appreciate the heroes in their lives when they order Cookie Cakes and gift tins,” says Jenn Johnston, senior vice president of brand marketing for NexCen Franchise Management, Inc.

“During this contest we expect to hear some wonderful, funny, touching and even quirky stories about some of the most unsung heroes…dads.”

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