Feature

The Week contest: Gnome shortage

This week's question: The recent blockage of the Suez Canal has worsened the U.K.'s already desperate shortage of garden gnomes. Countless gnomes are "stuck in containers trying to come over here," said Iain Wylie of the British Garden Centre Association. In seven words or fewer, please come up with a headline for a British tabloid story about the gnome crisis.

Click here to see the results of last week's contest: Eat roadkill

How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to contest@theweek.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: "Gnomadland"Mary Stahl, Arvada, Colorado

SECOND PLACE: "Gnomelessness on the rise in Britain"Mark Johnson, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

THIRD PLACE: "Statue of limitations"David A Hollis, Rocky River, Ohio

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

"Gnome today, gnone tomorrow!"Peter Bomberger, Dune Acres, Indiana

"Stuck in gnome man's land"Andrea Viani, Spring Lake, New Jersey

"Gnome Gonesky"Larry Rifkin, Glastonbury, Connecticut

"Get shorties, please"Bill Levine, Belmont, Massachusetts

"Gnomes: Tall demand, short supply"Mike Peterson, Des Moines, Iowa

"Gnome wasn't shipped in a day"Carl Vander Hoek, Kirkland, Washington

"Emergency: No elfs on the shelf!"Mocella, The Villages, Florida

"This dwarfs everything!"Walter Smith, Washington, D.C.

"It won't be gnomes for Christmas"Joe Bennett, West Lafayette, Indiana

"Gnome-Immobile"Joe Orndorff, Saint Albans, Vermont

"No-mo gnomes?"Ken Kellam III, Dallas

"Eco-gnomics 101: Short supply, Gnome prices high"David Walter, Plymouth, Michigan

Recommended

Biden gets thumbs up from Macron
Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden.
welcome back

Biden gets thumbs up from Macron

China's U.K. embassy scoffs at G7
Angela Merkel, Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan, Jan Hecker.
those days are over

China's U.K. embassy scoffs at G7

10 things you need to know today: June 12, 2021
G7 leaders.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: June 12, 2021

Biden has 'every intention' of discussing Alexei Navalny during meeting with Putin
Alexei Navalny.
Biden's trip abroad

Biden has 'every intention' of discussing Alexei Navalny during meeting with Putin

Most Popular

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem

Bad for Democrats. Good for democracy?
A voter.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

Bad for Democrats. Good for democracy?

Harry and Meghan insist they asked queen about daughter's name
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
royal drama

Harry and Meghan insist they asked queen about daughter's name