12 Oct 2019
Get Ready for Brexit --Spoof Poster Competition
“Close but no cigar!”

The campaign group "Led by Donkeys" organised a competition on Twitter for folks to come up with their own spoof versions of the UK Government’s risible "Get Ready for Brexit" poster campaign. I thought I’d give it a whirl and submitted a few versions. [The last couple were ones I had floating around in my noggin and worked up after the compo finished].

[It’s a slideshow. So click on the thumbnail and use your arrow keys to navigate —or swipe, if you’re on mobile]

For a brief few days, I thought my terminal bad luck was actually going to change for once when, on 3rd Oct, I got an email from the competition organisers saying:

Hi there,

hope you’re really well. Just wanted to say that one of your submissions has made the short list of submissions in the billboard competition. We can’t seem to send you a DM on twitter but hope this is really you!


Please keep the news to yourself for now, it’ll take another week or so for the judges to choose the winners and for us to get them up on billboards. In the meantime, it’d help massively if you could:

  • Confirm that it’s your artwork and you’re happy for it to go up
  • Email the highest resolution version of your picture to bydonkeys@gmail.com

Any questions please shout. Huge thanks for entering,


But, as luck would have it, I didn’t end up being one of the five lucky winners announced on 12th October. I was a bit dejected at the time as I could really have done with a lucky break. But, after thinking about it a bit more, I convinced myself that getting shortlisted out of 3000 entries wasn’t too bad an outcome, even if it was a case of "close but no cigar".

[Mind you, I s’pose it all depends on how long the shortlist was. For all I know, it might have been 2999].

Oh well. Onwards and sideways!

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