Entries for the July Headline of the Month competition are beginning to flood in. On Wednesday, there was ‘For Whom the Decibels Toll’, in the Scottish Daily Express, and yesterday it was ‘Pawn Yerselves!’, in the South Glasgow News.
Yesterday, Henry Ainslie, a reporter on the Allanwater News nominated colleague, Joan McCann, for ‘No Backing Doune Over Pedestrian Crossing’, accompanying a tale about a community campaign for a pedestrian crossing on the A84 through Doune town centre.
McCann is news editor at publishers, Forth Independent Newspapers.
Up for grabs each month are bottles of Whyte & Mackay Special whisky – for both the author of the 'best' headline and the person who has nominated it, with the monthly winners entered in a Headline of the Year competition where two bottles, each worth £150, of Whyte & Mackay 30 year-old are the prizes.
Eligible are headlines in Scottish newspapers (national and local), plus Scottish magazines and online.
allmediascotland was rather struck by yesterday’s Daily Record’s ‘Ferrero Rusher’ heading, describing Scottish tennis player, Andy Murray’s quickfire demolition of Juan Carlos Ferrero, to reach today’s semi-final at Wimbledon. It was penned by news sub-editor, David Willis, and nominated by colleague, Paul Bryson.
Also received yesterday were two contenders from the weekend edition of the Sunday Herald. BT Scotland senior press officer, Mitch Reid, nominated:
1. Rip it Up and Star Again, about Grace Maxwell, partner of singer, Edwyn Collins, and their lives after he suffered two severe strokes.
2. In the wake of the BBC banning bad language before 10pm, Edd McCracken wrote a piece, under the headline: ‘Swearing on TV. Does Anyone Give a *!!@?’
As yet, it’s not known who penned the Sunday Herald’s headlines. If anyone can help…
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