Headline of the month: for your delectation

Ever-dependable, PR person, Mike Ritchie, helps get the allmediascotland ‘Headline of the month’ competition – in association with whisky folk, Whyte & Mackay – off and running for 2010.

He offers two entries:

Obama’s Yank Bank Spank – The Scottish Sun: story on US President’s plans to tax banks’ ‘obscene’ profits

200 Historians In The Frame After Art Heist – The Scotsman: story on theft of painting from Signet Library

But Mike is not the only nominator. Thanks too to Paul Ford, news editor at the Greenock Telegraph, for nominating this heading: ‘Agnes has Made 500,000 meals but she Won’t Make 500,000 more’, accompanying a story in the Greenock Telegraph about a school dinner lady who is retiring after 20 years at a Gourock primary school. And she reckons she has made half a million school dinners in that time.

The headline was penned by sub-editor, Colin Orr.

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.