Every year I intend on entering the Chip Shop Awards and obviously every year I forget. I put this down to many family members birthdays taking place this time of year, which of course would be a great excuse if I didn't forget those as well.
The concept behind the awards is a great one and here's a bit of blurb from the site to explain: "The Chip Shop Awards is there to recognise that the best ideas don't always fall within the rules. This is a worldwide advertising and design competition that has no rules.
The skills of creative people are rare and therefore of high value. However, on-going creativity needs to be worked at and nurtured. The Chip Shop Awards is about doing just that, on a worldwide stage.
The Chips is all about ideas. Your work does not have to have been broadcast, printed or mailed. The Clients doesn't have to be yours. You just need a brilliant idea."
I've had a good rummage through the entries, some are in incredibly poor taste but other than that there are quite a few effective and hilarious ideas. Here are some of my personal faves.