Many congratulations to Boutros whose story ‘Children warned name of first pet should contain eight characters and a digit’ scoops him or her the coveted Writer of the Month award for June. It is the second news-in-brief story to become NewsBiscuit’s most-read article of the month, and that is despite readers having to provide their full name, date of birth, online banking details and childhood nickname in order to read it. Boutros, who must now feel vindicated after swapping being UN Secretary-General for writing for a spoof news website, will receive a NewsBiscuit mug and a novelty bone for his dog, <Qf*6%P£_7>.
Runners-up in June were nickb (‘Gove to reintroduce school bullies’), grumblechops (‘Euro 2012 cameramen vying for coveted Tottycam honours’), waylandsmithy (‘Virgin bosses woo female commuters with ‘Shades of Grey’ masturbation carriages’) and SuburbanDad (‘Emergency picnic hampers ‘really could save lives’ claim French traffic police’). They are all eligible for entry into our free prize draw upon completion of our exacting 43-page security questionnaire.
Many thanks to all who contributed to NewsBiscuit last month, and please keep your submissions coming. Who knows – perhaps you could be the lucky 1,000th contributor to post the annual ‘Andy Murray reverts to being Scottish’ gag.