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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

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