Thank you to everyone voting in the March competition.
As is customary, we have a new winner to announce:
Entry of the Month, March 2010 is The Gomboc.
This Entry, written by Alex and sub-edited by Gnomon, describes a weird dumpling-shaped figure which has the ability to settle itself so that it's always pointing the same way up. If you're planning to visit the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, you'll see one in the Hungarian pavilion.
These are a few which caught my eye, 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 12 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.
Asterisms - A fascinating collection of familiar shapes in the night sky.
Davy Crockett, Tennessee Legend - The only man with a left ear, a right ear and a wild frontier.
The Common Cuttlefish - A brainy fish with a penchant for camouflage.
The Three Tiers of Police Citizen Contact in the United States - Go ahead, punk; make my day.
And Many More .... from the Front Page Archive for April 2010.
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.