Devon Dad Joke Championship

In these difficult times we all need to laugh now more than ever so, for a bit of fun, we're proud to have launched the 2020 Devon Dad Joke Championship!


If you love a cheesy pun, relish in making your friends roll their eyes or just love telling jokes that are so bad they're good then we want to hear from you.

Compete against your fellow Devonian's to win the coveted trophy and be declared Devon Dad Joke Champion of the year! We've got some amazing prizes to be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

A dad joke can be defined as a joke so bad it's good so we welcome entries from any Devon resident that is at least 18 years old due to the amazing prizes we have available (see them below).


Entrants can submit their top jokes using the form below (maximum of 3) to be entered into the competition.



Devon Dad Joke Championship Trophy - Priceless

2 tickets a Torquay Comedy Club Grand Show - £50

4 tickets to any regular Torquay Comedy Club show - £38

70cl bottle of Brixham Gin - £41.99

Finley Browns treat box - £20 

Selection of Bays Brewery beers - £8.75

Total - £158.74 first prize value

2nd Place 

Devon Dad Joke Championship 2nd place certificate - Priceless

4 tickets to any regular Torquay Comedy Club show - £38

35cl bottle of Brixham Gin - £25.99

Selection of Bays Brewery beers - £8.75

Finley Browns 6 x cupcake box - £15

Total - £87.74 second prize value

Runner Up

Devon Dad Joke Championship runner up certificate - Priceless

2 tickets to any regular Torquay Comedy Club show - £19

3 x miniature bottles of Brixham Gin - £20.97

Finley Browns 6 x cookie box - £12

Total - £51.97 third prize value 


All submissions must be in by midnight on Wednesday 1st July 2020 with the winner being announced on Saturday 4th July 2020. 


Submissions must be made using the form below.

We welcome entries from any Devon resident. 

Entrants must be at least 18 years old due to the prizes available.

A maximum of 3 jokes only to be submitted.

We may use your information to publicly announce winners and jokes submitted as well as for promotional tools.

Our sponsors! 

We would like to thank our amazing sponsors for donating the prizes for this event. 






Brixham Gin 

Red Sails is Brixham Gin’s flagship recipe. We tried and tested 11 blends of botanicals and aromatics before settling on blend 9.

This blend has a delicious combination of flavours, a smooth finish and a little touch of coastal history.

Visit them here




Finley Browns Cafe, Teignmouth 

Finley Browns is a coffee house with a large and tasty menu...all made to order :)

We use local produce where we can and we also make as much as we can from scratch :)

All of our cakes and scones are handmade in the cafe...

Give them a like on Facebook here



Bays Brewery

Our passion is to brew premium ales using the finest local ingredients whilst also supporting the community and protecting the environment. Our products are delivered to hundreds of pubs, restaurants and shops all over the South West and further afield which has firmly established us as one of the region’s top breweries.

Visit them here

Submissions for this competition are now closed. 

Winners will be announced on Saturday 4th July. 

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Belgrave Road, Torquay


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