Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 96


Contest No. 96 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.

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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

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 caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No.95


                               " Sorry kid, we don't do snow days."

                                             (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't report the weather, we just make it."

 

John Platt, you did it again! For the twelfth amazing time, you have proved to be one of the funniest people around. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

There was one "Rain, rain, go away, come again another day" caption, but I was surprised that nobody worked on all the other popular "rain" ditties, such as "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring" or "Raindrops keep falling on my head . . . "

And I still kind of like my own original caption (see above), which is just a simple reversal of the TV forecasters' shtick, ". . . we don't make the weather, we just report it."

Anyway, here are the other entries that I was considering for top honors:

"No can do. The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain." (by Kelasher)

"Thanks for holding -- we've been flooded with calls." (by Brendan Powers)

"Business is lousy. We've been closed every day on account of rain." (by Cary Antebi)

"If it rains before we come, we'll give you a rain date." (also by Cary Antebi)

 

Barring any nasty weather, a new contest will almost certainly come up in a couple of weeks . . .  so be on the lookout for it.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 95


Contest No. 95 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.

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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

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 caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 94


"We lost our house during the recent hurricane, and wish to know if it was found."

                                                (by Marvin Sager)

 

My original caption: "Where do we go to take our vows of poverty?"

 

Congratulations to first time entrant Marvin Sager -- you are now officially "one of the funniest people around", and you're entitled to all the bragging rights that go with that title.

In general, I found that most of the captions entered for this contest were sort of mean-spirited (but not in a funny way). These are the few other captions that I was considering for top prize:

"My wife says I need a license to speak." (by Cary Antebi)

"I'd like to speak to a computer." (by Brendan Powers)

"I was a Boy Scout. Can I get a discount on our taxes?" (by Howard Garrett)

Anne Noonan's caption would have had an excellent chance to win if it were worded slightly differently, with the old man talking, something like: "We're celebrating our 25th anniversary and thought it was time to get a marriage license." (you always have to be aware of which character in the drawing is speaking, Anne).

And finally, I have to admit that I still like my original caption (see above) -- too bad I couldn't have declared myself the winner.

 

New contest in two weeks or so. Happy New Year, everyone!

 

 

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Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 94


Contest No. 94 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.

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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

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 caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 93


                     "Why always a Bull & Bear? Why not a Dog & Cat?"

                                          (by Harvey Appelbaum)

 

My original caption: "Now please don't do anything with my money that will anger the Federal Reserve."

 

Congratulations, Harvey Appelbaum! It's been a long time between victories, but I'm happy to note that this is a second win for you. Once again you can legitimately proclaim that you are one of the funniest people around.

By the way, I still like my own original caption -- can't figure out why it never sold.

Anyway, here are the other submitted captions that almost made it:

"Beef futures are poised to skyrocket, potatoes are holding steady, the dessert market is at an all time high . . . now will you come home for dinner?" (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"I'd like to invest in that nice young man's new app-thingy company." (by John Platt)

"I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to invest with your company, Mr. Madoff." (by mel tannenbaum)

"With you it's always a Bull market. You haven't told me the truth once." (by Cary Antebi)

"You want me to buy Apple Stock? I'm not familiar with that ingredient. Is it a fruit, vegetable or mineral?" (by Barbara Germaine)

"Does your firm have a seven day refund policy?" (by Arnie)

"If I gave you my bills, could you make them disappear, too?" (by Brendan Powers)

Thanks, everybody. There'll be a new contest in two weeks or so.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 93


Contest No. 93 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.

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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

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 caption.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 92


               "I'm impartial. The back of my jacket says to 'Vote Row A'."

                                         (by Howard Garrett)

 

My original caption: "I've just about had it with this election!"

 

Wow, congratulations, Howard Garrett! Two consecutive wins and seven total wins. I guess I don't have to tell you that you are definitely one of the funniest people around.

Obviously, my own original caption was a total nonentity. I probably would have had a better chance of selling this gag if I had kept it captionless. Here are two of the other captions I put on the cartoon over the years, as I kept re-drawing and re-submitting it, unsuccessfully, to various publications: "Is it election time already?" (I kinda like that particular caption right now), and "I'm really beginning to HATE election time!"

Getting back to your submissions, here are the other captions that I was considering for top honors:

"Happens every time I forget to wear my 'Post No Bills' tie." (by Cary Antebi)

"My support for Row B has begun to waver." (by John Platt)

"I'm glad the worker didn't attach BUS STOP on my head." (also by Howard Garrett)

"Starting tomorrow morning until Election Day, I'm gonna start reading the newspaper just like you." (by Arnie & Evan)

 

Good work, everyone. Contest No. 93 should start in a couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for it.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 92


Contest No. 92 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.

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 for this contest is midnight Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

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 caption.

 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 91


 

Uh-oh, it's another tie!

 

         "Next time you fight, don't pick on a girl who's on the wrestling team."

                                           (by Howard Garrett)

                "No, despite the name, the dress code is not only for girls."

                                                 (by Samuel)

 

My original caption: "We don't do Casual Friday here, Matthew."

 

You think it's easy being the sole judge of these contests? HA!! Once again, two captions stood out so far above the rest that I am forced to declare another tie. So congratulations Howard Garrett and Samuel -- you are co-winners! It's the sixth win for Howard Garrett and the very first try and the very first win for Samuel. No question about it, you are definitely two of the funniest people around.

Not surprisingly, there were lots of references to "Casual Friday" and "the dog ate your homework" in the captions. Just so you'll know, here are the other submissions that almost made the grade:

"'The dog ate my clothes' is no excuse for coming to school like this." (by Anne Noonan)

"Let me guess . . . your dog ate your homework along with your clothes!!" (by Judith Dsouza)

"Sorry, I will not let you participate in the school contest, 'Best Dressed Student'." (also by Howard Garrett)

"Let me guess, you got into a fight with the dog and he ate your homework." (by Maria Modica)

"Casual Friday is no excuse for not bringing your homework." (by Arnie)

 

A new contest will start in a couple of weeks -- be on the lookout for it.






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