Congratulations to Oxbridge, NewsBiscuit Writer of the Month for November for his fine contributions including the splendid ‘Tabloids schedule destruction of Gareth Bale for mid-March’ and ‘Teenager goes ‘Out’ to do ‘Stuff’, reports claim’.
It was a nail-biting competition between two writers at the top of their game, but a brace of front pages at the very end of the month was enough to send the title to Oxbridge with six main stories and four News in Briefs ahead of Golgo13’s four FPs and four NiBs. Commiserations to Golgo13 after some excellent work, including the brilliant ‘X-Factor viewers thrilled by ‘Joy Division week’.
Honourable mentions should also go to Stan Laurel and Des Custard for a couple of front pages apiece and also a fine collaboration on the Criminal element of the periodic table, which has drawn recognition from many of the world’s leading chemists.
Further congratulations to Gary Stanton for capturing the mood of the nation with his story 'Kate Middleton ‘almost certainly pregnant’', which was the most viewed front page story of the month, followed by rickwestwell’s ‘Facebook dick around with things to piss you off yet again’.
Who will be Christmas Number One?
To mark the festive season, the winner of the December Writer of the Month title will be announced on Christmas Eve this year, with the winner forever able to brag of being the Newsbiscuit Christmas Number One.
The contest is therefore a week shorter (the last week od December's submissions will count towards January), so start getting those subs in now for a sprint finish to 2010 -- it’ll be much more fun than sloping off early to go to the pub for Christmas drinks with workmates you don’t even really like.