With our Comedy Headliner competition at an end we're delighted to announce the winners. Taking a lead from TV quiz show Have I Got News For You, back in September we asked for your funniest alternative headlines using the real examples on the economic crisis shown below.
Our runners-up were:
Tax Policies Made Countries More Vulnerable to Murdochs
Bankers to teach Mafiosi Bankers to Teach Criminals
How to Get Rich from Stealing and Fraud Legitimately!
Going slightly beyond the rules – but perhaps all the better for it – we had this fantastic selection of imaginary headlines from one entrant:
Humans Destroy Earth Before Jesus Comes Back!
World Population Declines to 1 Billion. Newspaper Subscriptions Affected.
Wall Street Regulation Works. CEO Pay Decreased to 1,000 Times’ Worker Pay.
But finally, we felt the top prize had to go to:
G8 Finance Mins start to plan for end of lunch
All these entries will receive copies of two new New Internationalist books: People First Economics and the No-Nonsense Guide to Global Finance, with the overall winner also getting a year's subscription to New Internationalist magazine and a 2010 One World Calendar. Thanks to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win, you can still get a copy of the two books at the special discount price of £14 for both.