Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 121


Contest No. 121 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 caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can 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 (two weeks for this Contest No. 121 only), after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

For this Contest No. 121 only, the cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -- two weeks from today. 

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. 120


"Well, it's been ten years now . . . what do you say we rearrange the furniture?"

                                             (by Cary Antebi)

                "I was thinking about re-arranging the furniture today!"

                                             (by Tim Collins)

 

My original caption: "The maximum penalty the law allowed? Wow, that's impressive!"

Yes, it's a tie, so congratulations Cary Antebi and Tim Collins for your very similar captions. You've both earned the "one of the funniest people around" title before . . . this is the twenty-eighth time for Cary and the third time for Tim.

I have to admit that I was that close to giving myself the title this time around, because, once again, I felt that my original caption was much funnier than any of the captions submitted. 

And speaking of all the captions submitted, it looks like I'll have to impose a limit on the number of captions any individual can enter into each contest, and the number will probably be 15. After all, if you can't make a funny statement in 15 attempts, maybe you should should wait for the next drawing.

Here are the other captions that I was considering:

"So I says, 'Your honor, who died and made you Judge'?" (also by Tim Collins)

"Have you seen "The Shawshank Redemption'?" (by Segie Tvizer)

"Let's be adventurous and do something different today . . . you sit and I'll lie." (also by Cary Antebi)

The new contest should be up in a couple of weeks. Thanks for competing!

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 120


Contest No. 120 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 caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. 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, July 4, 2017.

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. 119


                "Honey, I need a new electric shaver -- this one is broken."

                                           (by ken wilkinson)

 

My original caption: "Sorry -- you have the wrong generation." 

 

Wow, ken wilkinson, this makes two winners in a row! Congratulations again -- without a doubt you are one of the funniest people around.

There was a big quantity of captions from all of you this time, but what in the world happened to the quality? As I was making my final run through the submissions, I could barely find any to even consider for a winner. Dare I say it once again? In my humble opinion, I think my original caption, as bad as it was (it must have been bad, because it was never bought) was probably better than most of the entries. Let's all of us try to take it up a notch, okay?

Anyway, here are the other captions that were under consideration for top honors:

"What time do you eat dinner? I'll call you back." (by Susan Canaan)

"Yes, I'm Harry Meismendelfalinfeffersolakofsky . . . but you have the wrong number." (by Cary Antebi)

"I'm calling on my land-line phone, I don't have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Skype, and ...I don't even know what I'm talking about!" (also by Cary Antebi)

"So, what are you wearing?" (by Mel Tannenbaum)

"911? Yes, it's an emergency! I'm stuck in the past." (by sharon)

Sharpen those caption-writing pencils, folks -- a new contest will be up in just a couple of weeks. And don't get discouraged -- remember it's all supposed to be fun!

 

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 119


Contest No. 119 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 caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. 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 13, 2017.

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. 118


           "I find this gets me more attention than my calling cards ever did."

                                             (by Ken Wilkinson)

 

My original caption: "You've screwed up our accounts for the last time, Nagle!"

 

Congrats to you, first-time winner Ken Wilkinson! You have now officially joined the ranks of "one of the funniest people around".

There weren't too many entries this time around, but I found the general quality of the captions submitted to be excellent. These are the others that I was seriously considering:

"I want my job back!" (by Anne Noonan)

"I hate being the one to tell you, Smithers, but it was me who bought your life insurance policy." (by Brendan Gannon)

"I'm a white collar man in a blue collar world." (by Rich Wolf)

"Yup, that's right. This is a hair hold up. I'll take it all in unmarked clumps." (by Ronn Roxx)

"I warned you about eating other people's lunch." (by Sagie Tvizer)

"Hand over your key to the executive bathroom." (by Cary Antebi)

"What, you never heard of a hostile takeover?" (also by Cary Antebi)

"I represent the stockholders." (also by Cary Antebi)

Nice work, everyone. Look for the next contest in just a couple of weeks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 118


Contest No. 118 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 caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. 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 23, 2017.

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. 117


     "The only upside I can see is, they won't let me come back till you sign it!"

                                                (by Tim Collins)

 

My original caption: "It's a basic law of genetics -- a certain percentage of high achievers are bound to have some offspring who are low achievers."

 

Congratulations, Tim Collins, this is a strong second win for you! Once again you can bask in the spotlight of knowing that you are one of the funniest people around.

Here are the other entries that I was seriously considering:

"What do you expect, the apple does not fall far from the tree." (by Diane)

"Overall, I gave the school a C, plus two gold stars." (by Jonathan Stein)

"What do you mean, you're distancing yourself from me?" (by Richard Wolf)

"It's not like the old days . . . I can still be president one day." (by Cary Antebi)

"Make up your mind, whose son am I today?" (also by Cary Antebi)

"My teacher would like to know what you people are doing wrong." (by Mel Tannenbaum)

"I'm sorry if I'm disappointing you, mom. I'm just trying to be like dad." (by c)

And of course Tim Collins gets a special "honorable mention" for his "Not to worry Ma, if this school thing don't work out, I'm thinking of becoming a cartoon caption writer!" (it's not a commercially-viable caption, but it got a smile out of me anyway).

Thanks for all the captions -- a new contest will be up in just a couple of weeks.

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 117


Contest No. 117 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 caption. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you can enter for each drawing. 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 2, 2017.

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. 116


                                 "Looks like you been there already."

                                                    (by vinny)

 

My original caption: "Will it be on regular TV, Cable or Pay-Per-View?"

 

Congratulations, vinny, on your first victory! You are now an official member of that elite group of "one of the funniest people around".  I would have changed the "you" in your caption to "you've", but that's just being petty -- your wording sounds more like the way a kid would actually talk. Good work!

That being said, I confess that I think that my original caption is probably as good as, or better, than most of those submitted. It's dated, of course, because it was drawn about 30 years ago. But it could easily be brought into the 21st century by simply switching the names to the current popular TV streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon. Yes, I really think that would make for a perfectly professional and marketable gag cartoon.

Here are the other captions that I was seriously considering:

"'Near' as in 'after the next Star Wars movie' or 'near' as in 'don't study for tomorrow's test'?" (by John Platt)

"And you think those sandals are going to help?" (by Sagie Tvizer)

"Where is the beginning?" (by Susan Canaan)

"Do I have time to grab a pizza first?" (by Tim Collins)

"You may be near the end -- I'm only at the beginning." (by Anne Noonan)

"Not fair! At least wait until after I start driving!" (by Andrew Bramley)

"Old timer . . . you'll reach a lot more people if you tweet it." (by Cary Antebi)

"Whatever!" (also by Vinny)

 

Thanks, and watch for the next contest, coming up in just two short weeks.

 

 






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