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The finish line is in sight for The Fauxlympics - six more entries:, Channel 4, Transform, Canesten

As Jessica Ennis wins her 100m hurdles heat in 12.54 seconds, we wonder who will take gold (or rather, Burger King), in the Hurdles category of our Fauxlympics campaign.

Today is the closing day for entries, with over 150 received so far, so we again take a look at six which have appeared in our inbox over the past 24 hours, including a fair few by freelancers.

Still working on your entries? Remember to get them over by 5pm today to in jpeg format, as well as the agency name and/or creator's name, the name of the brand the ad is for and the name of the category you wish to enter.

Voting will begin on Monday so you can vote for your favourites in each category - it might be some of the ones you've seen before in our 'six of the day' or one you haven't seen before.

As well as the chance to win first, second and third in each of the four categories, the grand prize of a Golden Chip from the Chip Shop Awards is also up for grabs.

Remember, the four categories are:

The Sprint: Guerrilla ads that would be taken down faster than Usain Bolt can run 100 metres.

The Long Shot: Ads which probably should be allowed to run, but probably won’t.

The Hurdles: Ads which manage to get around the advertising rules.

The High Jump: Funny ads which break all the rules.


Agency: INITIALS Marketing

Creator: Sophie Lipman


Category: The Long Shot

Ross Burns: Canesten

Creator: Ross Burns

Brand: Canesten

Category: The Sprint

Dean Harding: Gillette

Creator: Dean Harding

Brand: Gillette

Category: The Long Shot

osbornenash: BBC

Agency: osbornenash

Creator: Lee Nash

Brand: BBC HD

Category: Sprint/High Jump

Emily Benjamin: Transform

Creator: Emily Benjamin

Brand: Transform Plastic Surgery Clinics

Category: The Long Shot

Andy Peel & Polly Skeats-Beswick: Channel 4

Creators: Andy Peel & Polly Skeats-Beswick

Brand: Channel 4's What Not to Wear

Category: The Long Shot

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