Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish will compete against soccer star David Beckham and singer Rod Stewart to be named Britain's Dads of the Year.
Sir Elton and Furnish, who welcomed baby Zachary last Christmas (10) with the help of a surrogate mother, are the first gay couple to be shortlisted for the Premier Inn Celebrity Dad of the Year prize.
Australian singer Peter Andre, who took the title last year (10), has also been nominated, along with British pop star Gary Barlow.
A spokesperson for the contest says, "Peter Andre, the reigning champion, has once again made the shortlist so it will be interesting to see if he can become the first dad to win the title two years in a row."
The winner will be determined by public vote and announced on Britain's Father's Day next month (19Jun11).