Ricochet’s hed-to-hed competition went neck and neck, with a near photo-finish between two entrants. In the end, the headlines by Jenny Cromie took the tape.
Contest judge Matthew Crowley had some funny, instructive advice in his assessment:
All of Jennyâ€™s were complete and accurate and summarized their stories.
The Marriott headline used all of those pâ€™s to sonic use (not to be confused with Sonic Youth, which is a band). I realize Inga Hensenâ€™s head for this is almost the same, but Jennyâ€™s referenced pay-per-view, which I think is a key detail….
I liked the following in the footsteps one for the kite skier. Whatâ€™s also important is that Jenny’s head uses “great-grandfather” and not the name. This is important because, for the general reader, “Hurley” probably isn’t an instant “I-know-who-he-is” name….
And Jenny’s marathon head mentions the race and the song and dance, putting key elements together. I don’t think you could leave the race out, although I did like Inga’s reference to awareness-raising.
Crowley also gave honorable mentions “for style and snap” to individual entries by Lizz Westman (“Marriott Hotels May Say â€˜Kiss Offâ€™ To Adult Movies”) and Anna Curtis (“Arctic Kite-Skier Prepares To Walk South Until She Gloats”).
Thanks to everyone who entered. And Jenny, your Threadless gift certificate will be arriving in your emailbox shortly.