Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 103


Contest No. 103 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, July 5, 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. 102


                     "I can't hear the news over your needlework, dear."

                                          (by Brendan Powers)

 

My original caption: "Boy, what a pair of boobs!"

 

Cangrats, Brendan Powers! This is your third victory, so you can proudly boast that you have regained your title as one of the funniest people around.

Not too many captioneers this time around, once again. I think I'll start calling the contest "Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest for Cary Antebi and Anyone Else Who Cares to Participate". Okay, I won't go that far, but what's happening, anyway? This drawing should have generated loads of funny captions. What do I have to do, throw in a drawing of an octopus or a clown, like The New Yorker does for its contest?

Anyway, at least we can all agree that my original caption was by far the best of the lot. I still can't understand why Hugh Hefner didn't snap it up for Playboy when he had the chance (it's too late now -- Playboy has officially discontinued publishing cartoons).

These are the other captions that I was considering for top honors:

"Mable, I think it's time we got a flat television . . . and have sex." (by Cary Antebi)

"Molly, I told you not to embroider while I'm trying to concentrate on the nightly news. It turns me on!" (also by Cary Antebi)

"Yes, it's true! They are saying that for the past five years they've made every single story up!" (by Bruce Morgenstern)

 

The new contest will start in about two weeks. I'm searching for my "Octopus" file right now.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 102


Contest No. 102 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, June 14, 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. 101


"I just signed up as a transgender. I don't know what it means, but now I can  

                                     go in the girl's locker room."

                                              (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "Wow! We learned all about S-E-K-S today!"

 

Okay, Cary Antebi, you did it again -- you are a winner for the twenty-third time (my records show that you shared the top prize for nine of those victories, but that still leaves an incredible fourteen undisputed First Places -- quite a distinguished achievement). Once again, you deserve to be hailed as one of the funniest people around. 

There weren't too many captions entered for this contest. What happened? Here are the only other entries that I was considering for top honors:

"With this new ruling, even going to the bathroom is fun!" (by Rich Wolf)

"One day I'm going to make millions from my idea . . . School Backpacks." (also by Cary Antebi)

Contest No. 102 will start in a couple of weeks. I'll see if I can find a more stimulating or thought-provoking drawing for all of you to work on. 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 101


Contest No. 101 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, May 24, 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. 100


     "You realize dandelions don't respond the same way as actual lions, right?"

                                                 (by John Platt)

 

My original caption: "Planning to give the crabgrass a real fight this year?"

 

Whew, John Platt, this is your twelfth big win! Congrats -- once again you have proved to be one of the funniest people around.

Nothing much to say about my original caption, which I guess was pretty obvious. This cartoon and gag was created about forty years ago, when absolutely every suburbanite was fighting crabgrass. You don't hear too much about crabgrass any more. Did we win the battle?

Here are the other entries that I was seriously considering:

"I see you whipped your garden into shape." (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"I see you're declaring war on crab grass." (by Anne Noonan, who came darn close to my original caption, by the way)

"I don't think you realize that you're holding the world's most poisonous snake!!!"  (by Howard Garrett)

"They're hard to train. Call the Lawn Whisperer." (by Cary Antebi)

"Let me guess. Did your wife just read 'Fifty Shades of Gray'?" (by Gary)

 

Nice work -- thanks for participating. Contest No. 101 will be up in a couple of weeks.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 100


Contest No. 100 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, May 3, 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. 99


                 "Hey, Buddy, don't look so gloomy, this 'jailhouse rocks'."

                                                (by Diane)

 

My original caption: "And then, in 1946, I plagiarized . . . "

 

Yes, we have a brand-new, first-time winner! You are now officially in that elite group, Diane -- one of the funniest people around. Congrats!

I don't know if my old original caption, from so many years ago, needs an explanation . . . so I'll just say that in those days of yore, many a folk singer plucked his guitar and introduced his next song by saying something like, "And then, in 1946, I wrote . . . ".

These are the other captions that were under consideration this time:

"This is the song that never ends . . . " (by Kelasher)

"We're going to slow it down a little bit." (by sharon)

"You are so beautiful, to me." (by mel tannenbaum)

"What did you expect when you got transferred to Sing Sing?" (by Cary Antebi)

"I'm part of the warden's 'cruel and unusual punishment' program." (also by Cary Antebi)

"They put me in jail because I killed this guy who didn't compliment my singing. How do you like my singing?" (by Howard Garrett)

 

Caption Contest No. 100 will start in two weeks . . .  that's right, No. 100! So be on the lookout for it, and keep up the good work, captioneers.

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 99


Contest No. 99 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, April 12, 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. This is another very old drawing of mine. The address rubber-stamped on the back is that of the Brooklyn tenement apartment where I lived with my parents until the early 1950's. And I see that it was finished with a brush, so it was before I switched to Rapidograph-type pens.






A Word of Clarification about Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest . . .


I generally start a new contest every three weeks, and it runs for a one-week period. I announce it with a post headed "Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. --".

In the gap between contests, I continue to add to my archive of my own published cartoons (identified with a heading containing the name of the publication and a date or year), and I also sometimes post other cartoon-related items. So far I've archived over 1,500 of my published cartoons.

Lately, several people have been erroneously sending in captions for my archived/published cartoons. I just want to make it clear that the new contest starts only when you see "Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. --" at the top of the posting.

I hate to see anybody wasting his or her caption-writing talent! Thanks again to all of you for participating.






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