The following were three entries in a competition:

1. Shark, white and jumping.

2. Humour saves army medicos.

3. Gambler (nasty) is taken in spectacularly, ensuring hoaxers' triumph.

Entries (1) and (2) won prizes.

Entry (3) was disqualified because of one excess word.

Which word?

For bonus points: create your own entry for the competition.

Click for a hint but don't give up too quickly!

My entry - I'm sure you can do better!

Indian hungerstriker desires nationalism -
   achieves greatness!