There were some good entries for the latest caption competition. One of two readers seemed especially keen to win, judging by the sheer number of entries they submitted. They were certainly some novel and imaginative entries. I suspect Croft’s entry may have been motivated by fact that David Blunkett’s current guide dog is extremely large. Rob Falconer’s was especially original (‘Britain certainly needs its own version of Mount Rushmore, but who can we get for the fourth head?’) and certainly met the criteria for the competition. It was a serious contender. Tony Sands maintained his strategy of working in an element of flattery (‘one of my succinct (and, a’hem famously brilliant) speeches’), believing, correctly, that this would make it a runner. I had a difficult choice between several entries and I realised that in some cases I was making choices between entries from the same person. I was minded to give the prize to D F Rostron for the total number of his entries. However, he wins anyway with a seasonal entry:
David Blunkett: How much do you think we will make if we go carol singing?
Given that my singing is such as to empty a theatre quicker than you can say ‘fire’, I know what the answer to the question would be.
If D F Rostron gets in touch, I will arrange to send his prize.