Cartoon Caption Contests

Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 107


Contest No. 107 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 is midnight Tuesday, October 4, 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 funny captions.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 106


                                         "Polly want your wallet."

                                                    (by Marc)

 

My original caption: "It's nothing but 'Polly want a cracker, Polly want a cracker' all day and all night."

 

Nice going, Marc -- this is your second win. Congratulations on proving once again that you're one of the funniest people around!

Here are the other captions that I was considering for top prize:

"He was supposed to be a parakeet!" (by Anne Noonan)

"I think I fed her too many crackers." (by Kelasher)

"The only time he's quiet is Thanksgiving Day!" (by Tim Collins)

"Polly wanted a lot of crackers." (by Sharon)

"Polly wants a cracker . . . and everything else in the refrigerator." (by Cary Antebi)

"What does an 800-lb parrot say? Whatever he wants to say." (also by Cary Antebi)

 

Good work, captioneers! Thanks for participating -- look for the next contest in a couple of weeks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 106


Contest No. 106 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 is midnight Tuesday, September 13, 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 funny captions.

You all seemed to be inspired by the last drawing of mine from over sixty years ago, so here's another one from the same era. Keep those captions coming!






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 105


                                             "In the Beginning . . . "

"And Cush begat Nimrod . . . and Arphaxad begat Shelah . . . and Joktan begat                         Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah . . . "

                                     (both captions by Brendan Powers)

 

My original caption: "In the beginning . . . "

 

Spectacular work, Brendan Powers! Two great captions, and one of them an exact clone of my original caption from so many years ago! We never met, and I certainly don't know how old you are, but it's almost as if you were standing behind me, looking over my shoulder, when I drew this cartoon more than 60 years ago. Congratulations on your well-deserved fifth win -- and also this makes for two in a row for you, since you won Contest No. 104. You are indeed one of the funniest people around.

There were lots of good captions to choose from. Here are the others that I was considering for top honors:

"Hail Mary's just aren't cutting it for me anymore. How about some Prozac?" (by John Platt)

"Bless me head-shrinker, for I have sinned." (by Cary Antebi)

"Before I begin, a few announcements . . . " (also by Brendan Powers)

"I think I'm a nun trapped in a preacher's body!" (by Tim Collins)

"I think I'd feel more comfortable if we change places and you do all the confessing." (also by Cary Antebi)

 

Thanks, captioneers, for all the submissions. Look for Contest No. 106 in just a couple of weeks.

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 105


Contest No. 105 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 is midnight Tuesday, August 23, 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 funny captions.

I've been trying to find old, unpublished cartoons of mine that will bring forth a greater variety of caption entries. What better way to go than to offer you a good old psychiatrist and a good old minister . . . combined! This drawing is at least 60 years old . . . I hope it inspires you all.






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 104


                                      "Finally, something serious."

                                           (by Brendan Powers)

 

My original caption: "What's the plot so far?"

 

Congratulations once again, Brendan Powers! This is your fourth victory, solidifying your title of "One of the Funniest People Around".

I don't have much to say about the few entries submitted. I really thought this drawing would elicit many funny captions. Guess I was just plain wrong.

Here are the other submissions that I was considering for top honors:

"You're right! The political nominating system has gotten out of hand." (by Bruce Morgenstern)

"Wake up! Bobby Bunny is saying hello to you."  (by Anne Noonan)

"Trump has a new campaign slogan . . . Looney Toons!" (by Cary Antebi)

 

Be on the lookout for Contest No. 105 -- it'll show up in a couple of short weeks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 104


Contest No. 104 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 (actually two weeks for this contest only, because I will be away from my computer for a while), after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also print my original caption.

So the cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions (two weeks away, for this contest only) is midnight Tuesday, August 2, 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. 103


                "We'll see where a degree from Trump University gets you!"

                                          (by mel tanenbaum)

 

My original caption: "Steve! Why I haven't seen you since we graduated together seventeen years ago . . . "

 

Congrats, mel tanenbaum, this is a decisive second victory for you! Once again you are one of the funniest people around . . . and I guess you can thank Donald Trump for that.

These are the other captions that were under serious consideration:

"Hey, Fred! Laundry day?" (by John Platt)

"Congratulations! High School or college?" (by Jo Pette)

"That's not exactly what our firm expects on Casual Fridays." (by Cary Antebi)

 

Thanks, captioneers. Look for Contest No. 104 to begin in a couple of weeks.

 






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.






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