Here’s a competition with a difference – the prize is Bernie himself and to win, all you have to do is to tell us what you would do if you were Bernie Ecclestone.  Our favourite entry will win Bernie*.  Read on below to see how to enter…

The prize: These *puppets are awesome and pretty damn exclusive – only available at the Japanese GP weekend.  Fortunately we had a Badger on tour over in Suzuka and they picked up a couple.  They’re on sale there to raise money for the Tsunami victims and officially endorsed by the puppet master himself, Mr Ecclestone (good sense of irony we reckon).  Our favourite entry will receive their very own Bernie hand puppet and we’ll send some Badger badges and stickers to three runners up too.

How to win: Rather than a simple question and answer giveaway, we’re making this competition more interesting, all you need to do is imagine that your are Bernie Ecclestone and let us know what you’d do if so.  Keep it on topic (about F1), but it’s up to you whether it’s funny, clever or just a good idea.  Be as inventive as you like.

Remember, Bernie is the Formula 1 supremo, so if he has an idea and wants to see it through, it’s likely to happen whether people like it or not, so you’ve go quite a large scope for your ideas. If you’ve got more than one idea, that’s fine – submit as many as you like, as long as they’re good, clever or funny, we’re happy.

Enter via the comments: We’ve got a new commenting system on Badger now, makes it nice and easy to leave your thoughts on our articles and now you can use it to win Bernie Ecclestone – simply leave your comment below with your thoughts on F1 and what you would do if you were Bernie Ecclestone.

Enter via Twitter: You’ve only got 140 characters to play with, but you can say a lot in a few words so simply tweet your entry by using the hashtag #ifIwasBernie and we’ll pick that up and add it to the entries.  Your tweet should look like the examples below:

Enter via Facebook: Head to the Badger GP Facebook page and post on our wall what you would do if you were Bernie, you’ll need to ‘Like’ us too. Go here to see Badger GP on Facebook

Open to everyone except those involved in Badger GP and Bernie Ecclestone himself
Entries must be via Twitter, Facebook or the website comments
Submissions must be made by midday 29th October (BST)
Winners will be notified by email, Facebook or Twitter by 2nd November
Editors decisions is final
No cash alternative