The latest caption competition attracted a splendid range of entries. They were notable not only for quantity, but also quality. It was difficult to select a clear winner given how many met the ‘laugh out loud’ test. Several merit a commendation. There was a tendency to play on the name of hippos. However, the entries that stood out for me were more directed at the specifics of the picture.
Both Ged Mirfin and Dean B appeared especially keen, given the number of entries they submitted. The former deserves a commendation for penning entries that were both humorous and educational. The latter deserves a commendation for his entry – ‘What’s got 10 legs and a new book out? Lord Norton and two hippos’ – as well as being the first to identify the location, at least at county level; Paul Rosson pinpointed the actual venue.
I enjoyed also the entry from Jonathan: ‘Lord Norton looking smug after shopping the hippos for breaking social distancing’. However, in a very tight contest – with a lot of grouping near the finish line – the winner is Ken Batty with:
Just eat the grass and keep your head down or he’ll try and sell you one of his books.
A prize will be on its way.