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It's been quite a fortnight in the Vulture Central competitions department. Thousands of

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readers finally entered our monumental prize draw already, and we've now got to pick some winners.

We have been kept hugely entertained by the numerous miscreants who have submitted multiple entries. Last week, Benjamin Knigge and Martin Gonzalez earned themselves a red card with a combined total of 88 submissions. But there's more bad news for Señor Gonzalez. Despite protesting his innocence, further investigations revealed that a Mr Washington Gonzalez made an entry from the same IP address moments after Martin's 50 submissions. Coincidence? No - they both used the same incorrectly-typed domain.

Oh dear oh dear. Mr Gonzalez, in addition to disqualification and an order not to read theReg for a year, you are also banned from keeping a dog for 18 months. That'll learn ya.

Sadly, the list of shame does not end there. Mr E Kuhn spread four entries over three days. He then entered for a fifth time as 'Mr.' E Kuhn, clearly thinking that adding a full stop in his title would fool us. Didn't though, did it?

Bob Murphy first submitted on 6th December with a plausible Canadian e-mail address. He attempted to sneak in another on the 13th. He might have got away with it had he not just given 'm' as his e-mail address.

Kurt Engelken thought that waiting a day and giving a different e-mail address would increase his chances. Dave Bert waited an impressive four days, entering from two different IP addresses. All of you are grounded. Go to your rooms and don't come out until we say so.

Good luck to all of you who entered. We'll be announcing the winners on Friday ®

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