Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 135


Contest No. 135 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 134


      "I've been told by management it's bow tie OR suspenders, never both."

                                                (by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: "Yes, Hopkinson, you're still my heir apparent." 

 

Yes, this makes two consecutive victories for Rich Wolf (and three victories in all). Congratulations, Rich -- you have proved once again that you are indeed one of the funniest people around!

I still think that my original caption was a pretty good gag, and could never figure out why my cartoon never sold.

Here are the other submitted captions that were in the running:

"Anderson, I think it's time to admit that our attempt to become a paperless office has failed." (by John Platt)

"It says right here in the company rules and regs, 'no suspenders'." (by Mel Tanenbaum)

"Excellent sales record, Mr. Martin, but I don't think that you're quite the right fit here, at 'Belt Boutique'!" (by Kay Ralph)

"Welcome to your first post-retirement job you never thought you'd need to have." (by Jonathan Stein)

"You're just the man we were looking for fifty years ago." (by Cary Antebi)

"Congratulations, Lance, Best-Buy management thinks you're just the man to head up the 'Geek Squad'!" (by Tim Collins)

There were lots of good submissions here, captioneers. Be on the lookout for Contest No. 135, coming up soon.

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 134


Contest No. 134 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 133


                       'It says 'Your break is over, get back to work'."

                                            (by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: "Say, there's something written here -- good grief, we've been fired!"

 

Congratulations, Rich Wolf! This is your second win (Contest No. 124 was the first), so you are once again one of the funniest people around.

Hmmm . . . very interesting contest. Apparently, there was total confusion as to what my 60-year-old drawing was trying to represent. By my reckoning, there were 14 "worm" captions (impurities in the water showing through the bottom of the cup), 12 "message" captions (something written on the bottom of the cup), 6 "toast" captions (raising the cup to make a toast) and 4 "none of the above" captions. I guess my original intent is obvious, now that you can read my caption from so long ago, and I think Rich Wolf's winning "message" caption is somewhat better than mine.

Anyway, here are the other entries that almost made it:

"Yep! It's made in China." (by Brendan Gannon)

"It says, 'Consider this your bonus . . . Management'!" (by Tim Collins)

"It says, if you can read this, break time is over, get back to work!" (also by Tim Collins)

"Wow! This new zero calorie vitamin enriched organic sparkling water sure eats through the paper cups faster than the good old fashioned stuff." (by RonnRoxx)

"Here's to the water cooler . . . the original social network." (by Marco)

"It's our mission statement!" (by Sharon)

"Oh, if this water-cooler fly could only talk, the tales he could tell!" (by Kay Ralph)

Nice work, captioneers! Be on the lookout for the next contest, coming up soon.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 133


Contest No. 133 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. This is another "golden oldie" of mine, probably about 60 years old -- it's finished off with a brush, and I haven't done that since the 1950's, when I began using Rapidograph and then Micron pens.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 132


 

       "Can't you see! It's a perfect match, you're much smarter than me and                                           I'm much prettier than you."

                                          (by Brendan Gannon)

 

My original caption: "Darling, please marry me . . . or, failing that, promote me to Sales Manager."

 

Congratulations, Brendan Gannon, this makes a solid second victory for you! You can once again bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

There weren't too many submissions for this cartoon drawing, which I thought would be an easy one for you captioneers. 

Here are the other captions that "almost made it":

"Let's run away together . . . before the Feds get here." (by Marco)

"Could you please help me up, my knee is locked." (by Diane)

"Gladys, will you do me the honor of drafting the Murphy proposal?" (by Rich Wolf)

"I know this seems a bit old fashioned, but I just lost my secretary and I was hoping you were available." (by spencer)

Thanks for participating, and be on the lookout for Contest No. 133 -- it'll be posted in a few weeks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 132


Contest No. 132 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, April 3, 2018.  

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 131


                             "Don't you have any smaller toothpicks?"

                                             (by ken wilkinson)

 

My original caption: "Okay, Walter, I get the message. I'll start working on our global warming initiative right away."

 

And it's a third big victory for ken wilkinson! Congratulations, ken -- once again you can bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

Okay, okay, I know I went for the zany caption this time around -- "smaller toothpicks" indeed! But ken's caption got a big smile from me and I deemed it worthy of top honors. I had a difficult time deciding, though, because there were so many other excellent submissions. Here are the other ones that almost made it:

"I'm not ready . . . try next desk." (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"Well I'm not ready yet, and you're Smith from Accounting." (by Rich Wolf)

"OK fine, I see your point." (by Matt Groth)

"You have the wrong office, the costume party is next door." (by Diane)

"Can we take a selfie?" (by Marc Eliot Stein)

"Take my wife, please." (by Vinny)

"Sorry I don't care who you are or who it is you work for, nobody sees Mr. Ross without an appointment." (by bug eye bob)

"Can I write one last email?" (by Sharon)

"This is workplace harassment." (also by Sharon)

"Is white the new black?" (by Eric Bjorklund)

"Sorry, this is a weapons-free facility." (by Ant Lapat)

"No, you can't wear that when you fire an employee." (by Max West)

The next contest probably won't start until March 27th (rather than March 20th), because I'll be away from my computer for a short time. Please look for it then, and thanks for participating.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 131


Contest No. 131 starts right now.

Briefly, here are the details: I'll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. Simply (1) click on "Add New Comment". Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click "Save".

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. Also, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This is to give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else's similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  

I will be the sole judge. The winning caption will be the one I judge to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption). Additional rules and regulations, for those of you who need such things, can be found here.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 130


              "Prince Michael, I always wanted something better for you."

                                          (by Brendan Gannon)

 

My original caption: "I've had it with juggling and pratfalls. Don't you know any ethnic jokes?"

 

Nice going, Brendan Gannon -- this is your first victory, so you get a huge congratulations! You are now officially one of the funniest people around.

There weren't too many captions submitted for this contest, so I guess this drawing ranks up there as a "difficult" one. Yes, it's not easy for me to figure out which of my old drawings will attract a lot of captions, and which will flop.

Here are the other captions that I was seriously considering:

"It's come to my attention that you have been juggling your time between me and that Santa guy." (by Ronn Roxx)

"Your motivation is I'm your father and I told you to." (by Rich Wolf)

"I said I wanted chainsaws." (by Jason Tolbert)

"Let's see what you've got, the balls are in your court." (by Joshua Cadwallader)

And my appreciation goes out to Max West, for his caption "Remember -- the pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true." It got a big laugh from me, because I had never connected Danny Kaye and his film "The Court Jester" with this cartoon, and the quote was so appropriate. Funny as it was to me, I didn't feel that the caption made for a commercially-acceptable cartoon, so it just gets this special "honorable mention". Maybe if you had included the additional routine about "the chalice from the palace", Max . . . (just kidding, it still wouldn't have won, but it probably would have gotten an even bigger laugh from me).

Thanks for the submissions, captioneers. A new contest will start a couple of weeks from now -- and I'll try to make it easier.

 






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