Thank you to everyone voting in last month's competition.
The number of entries continues to rise. Please continue to write, as we have a traditional lull through the summer months, and I'm sure we'd all agree it's better to have two new Entries on the Front Page every day.
I must make a special mention this month for Galaxy Babe, who has now had an astonishing 200 Solo Edited Entries published (not to mention the hundreds more which she has sub-edited, scout-recommended and illustrated with photographs). She's now taking a break so she can write a book! Many congratulations!
As is customary, we have a new winner to announce:
Entry of the Month, April 2009 is A47229230 - Lobscouse - Labskaus.
This Entry, written by B'Elana, sub-edited by Alex 'Tufty' Ashman and illustrated by Malabarista describes the culinary history of this somewhat unappetising dish. Congratulations to everyone involved!
This is the first Entry of the Month to come from a h2g2 University Project: it's one of a series of five entries on Traditional North German Food. If you enjoyed Lobscouse, then I recommend the Green Eel Soup Entry for another dish with a fascinating history.
For more information about the h2g2 University and how to earn the coveted 'Field Researcher' badge, click here.
These are a few which caught my eye this month, and which hopefully illustrate the variety of entries in this month's competition. It's not the full list, of course - there are a total of 32 Entries which you can vote for, and the last item in this list links to the Front Page Archive, where you will find all the others. As always, please look through the Entries and cast a vote for your favourite. Not only that, but please ask your h2g2 friends to take part, too.
Fire - And What Can Be Done About It - Malabarista extinguishes herself with this comprehensive entry on the hot stuff.
How to Survive a Karaoke evening - First I was afraid, I was petrified...
Making Carrot Juice - Carrots are divine... You get a dozen for a dime, It's maaaa-gic!
Shakespeare's Ophelia - 'Cursed'? - Break a leg?
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (England and Wales) - An organisation with a nice acronym.
The V-Bomber Ejector Seat Story - Aircraft with a fatal design flaw.
And Many More .... from the Front Page Archive for May 2009.
Can I Vote?
Of course you can! Entry of The Month is all about popular opinion. So whether you're an old-hand in Peer Review or you just signed up yesterday, you are more than welcome to post your vote to the forum below.
IMPORTANT: Please post only once to the voting forum. Votes can then be quickly counted without having to double-check. Please do not try to vote anywhere else. Voting for your own Entry is politely discouraged. This system is reliant on your goodwill and honesty.
But I don't like any of your suggestions!
That's fine. My list is just a few which caught my eye. If you've seen something you prefer, please vote for that Entry instead. It would help if you could include an A-Number by way of a link.
All an Entry needs to qualify is to have been put on the Front Page for the first time in the last month. Please check the date on the Entry you are nominating. It happens that old Entries are sometimes put back on the Front Page for a 'second spell' – you can identify these on the Front Page Archive as they have a little ® beside them. The Entry Of The Month must be first published in the month in question.
The competition will be closed at a judicious point towards the end of the calendar month in which the competition is published according to the following Post deadline, when voting activity has been quiet for a period of time. Either Icy North or the Post Team will announce closure by posting to the voting thread. The votes will be tallied and any ties will be resolved by the Post Team. The Post Team's decision on any matter relating to the competition will be final.