Yesterday, a story ran in the Scottish Sun, about BT being named the most 'gay friendly' company in the world, according to the International Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, prompting the headline: BT Phone Homo……to become the latest contender in this month’s Headline of the Month competition – run by allmediascotland.com, in association with Whyte & Mackay.
It was nominated by freelance photographer, Kate Sutherland. It is not known who penned it.
Up for grabs each month are bottles of Whyte & Mackay Special whisky – for both the author of the 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.
The winner of the June Headline of the Month competition has yet to be decided (the aim being that readers will vote the winner, when a new-look AMS is launched, imminently).
As for the July competition, other contenders also received are:
A group of school pupils in East Renfrewshire retain a chess title: Pawn Yerselves! (South Glasgow News, penned by editor, Rob Reid, nominated by PR person, Mike Ritchie).
The good folk of Doune are campaigning for a pedestrian crossing: No Backing Doune Over Pedestrian Crossing (Allanwater News, penned by Joan McCann, news editor at publishers, Forth Independent Newspapers, nominated by colleague and reporter, Henry Ainslie).
Scots tennis star, Andy Murray, makes quick work of defeating Spanish opponent, Juan Carlos Ferrero: Ferrero Rusher (Daily Record, penned by news sub-editor, David Willis, nominated by colleague, Paul Bryson).
Edwyn Collins’ partner, Grace Maxwell, speaks about life after Collins’ two severe strokes: Rip it Up and Star Again (Sunday Herald, penned by n/a, nominated by BT Scotland senior press officer, Mitch Reid).
The BBC is banning the broadcasting of bad language before 10pm: Swearing on TV. Does Anyone Give a *!!@? (Sunday Herald, penned by n/a, nominated by BT Scotland senior press officer, Mitch Reid).
A swimmer’s one-piece swimsuit begins to come apart, along the seam of its back: The Butt-erfly Stroke (Metro, penned by n/a, nominated by allmediascotland.com)
A nostalgic piece about thrillseekers stuck to the sides on the Wall of Death ride at the Kelvin Hall Carnival: Writhing's on the Wall at Fairground Attraction (Evening Times, penned by sub-editor, Andy Mellin, nominated by The Herald group's content editor, Tony Carlin).
A parrot with a penchant for whistling a well-known Unionist anthem: The Sash My Feather Wore (Scottish Sun, penned by n/a, nominated by Brian Walsh, account manager at The BIG Partnership).
An analysis of brewers, Tennent's: T in the Dark as Brewery Waits to Hear its Fate (The Herald, penned by n/a, nominated by PR person, Mike Ritchie).
A police crackdown on petrol forecourt thefts in the south-west of Glasgow: Oil Catch You (The Extra, penned by sub-editor, Jim Cameron, nominated by the story's reporter, David Oliver).
A possible sighing of a panther in Pollok Park, Glasgow: Cat in the Act? (The Extra, penned by editor, Allan Hodge, nominated by the story's reporter, David Oliver).
Rising noise levels – from neighbours, etc – in Scotland: For Whom the Decibels Toll (The Scottish Daily Express, penned by night editor, Alasdair Ferguson, nominated by editor, David Hamilton).
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