Cartoon Caption Contests

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 141


"Sorry, chum . . . there are NO school snow-days! I grabbed my snow globe, by                                                     mistake."

                                               (by Kay Ralph)

 

My original caption: "It's the same old story -- you're going to meet a girl . . . then you'll lose her . . . but in the end you'll win her back."

 

Congratulations, Kay Ralph, for this big second victory (the first one was not that long ago, in Contest No. 138). This certainly solidifies your claim to the title of "one of the funniest people around".

Lots of good captions were submitted, and these are the ones that got serious consideration for top honors:

"Sorry, you'll never be taller." (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"Your reading is coming in a bit cloudy, but for $50 more it will become much clearer." (by Diane)

"You wouldn't believe how silly the curved reflection of your face looks!" (by David Grand)

"Let me Google that for you . . . " (by Marc)

"You will definitely be getting older in the future. And wiser. That'll be 100 dollars." (by Rich Wolf)

"I'll be right with you. I just need to finish this Hallmark movie." (by charles vaughan)

"Things are a little cloudy. My wifi router is acting up again." (by Ronn Roxx)

By the way, I have to comment on Ronn Roxx's caption, "A complete reading is fifty dollars, but there's a five dollar mail-in rebate." It happens to be the exact wording of my original caption for Contest No. 126. Check it out. And . . . Ronn Roxx . . . don't you agree that the caption works much better with a woman customer than with a kid customer? Betcha thought I wouldn't notice, huh?

A new contest will be coming up soon, so be on the lookout for it. And thanks for participating. 

 

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 141


Contest No. 141 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, December 11, 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. 140


            "Do you have anything that says 'I really really care, but not

                                   more than this 99 cent card'?"

                                             (by Ronn Roxx)

 

My original caption: Do you have a sympathy card for a store that doesn't know how to spell 'occasion'?"

 

Congratulations on your second win, Ronn Roxx! You have out-captioned everybody else, proving once again that you are one of the funniest people around.

Okay, I confess that this particular contest drawing was a sort of spelling test for all of you captioneers (please see my original caption, above). And now I can safely conclude, without too much fear of contradiction, that a great majority of you either don't know how to spell "occasion", or just don't care.

So I was having a good deal of fun with the whole thing. By the way, I honestly feel that my original caption is by far the funniest of the lot. In fact, the only way I could have made it funnier is by wording it "Do you have a sympathy card for a cartoonist who doesn't know how to spell 'occasion'?" But that caption would have been an inside joke and would have broken the "fourth wall" that exists between the cartoonist and the reader. Some cartoonists do this on a fairly regular basis, but I'm just not one of them.

Anyway, this was a good batch of captions, and here are the other ones that were being seriously considered:

"It says, 'Mery Chrristmas'." (by Gayden Wren). This was one of the few captions that obviously acknowledged the mis-spelling of "occasion". It's very good, but the basic trouble with it is that the wording doesn't give a clue as to any connection with the sign or the mis-spelling. To me, this caption created more confusion than humor.

"This one says 'Hoppy Berthday'. No wonder they're in the discount card section." (by Richard Wolf)

"Mastering the POTTY is an occasion now?" ( by Kay Ralph)

"I'm looking for a sympathy card for a bad hair day." (by Cary Antebi)

 

Be on the lookout for Contest No. 141, coming up soon . . . maybe it won't be so tricky.

                          






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 140


Contest No. 140 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, November 13, 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. 139


                               "The lineup is over, you can relax."

                                            (by Gayden Wren)

 

My original caption: "I see that prison hasn't affected your sense of humor."

 

Congrats, Gayden Wren. This is a big first victory for you, so you can now officially bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around. Make the most of it!

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

"Sure, you crack me up, but obviously you didn't crack the judge up." (by Sharon)

"I see you have been applying the Rogaine I sent you." (by Jo Pette)

"When did you shave your head?" (by Rich Wolf)

"Has someone upset you dear, you're very Grouchy today?" (by ken wilkinson)

"Gee honey, I've heard of the witness protection program, but never for someone in prison." ( by Ronn Roxx)

 

Good work once again, captioneers. Look for Contest No. 140 in just a few short weeks.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 139


Contest No. 139 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, October 16, 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. 138


               "How long have you had Reverend Roberts on speed dial?"

                                               (by Kay Ralph)

 

My original caption: "Darling, I have an important question to ask you. Could you please hold all phone calls?"

 

It's a big first victory for Kay Ralph! Congratulations, Kay, you've been submitting loads of captions for a long time now, and one of them finally clicked. You are now officially one of the funniest people around!

A word of advice for the future, Kay. You have to make sure your caption has the correct speaker. In this drawing, it's obviously the guy speaking -- but some of your captions had the girl speaking. As I've cautioned before, a gaffe like that would automatically disqualify a caption from consideration.

Here are the other submissions that were in the running:

"Do you really need to ask Siri's permission?" (by Richard Wolf)

"Darling, will you merge our cell-phone plans?" (by John Platt)

"Did your mother say 'yes'?" (by Carole)

"Which is more important, my proposal or calling your Mom?" (by Diane)

"And, if you say yes, I'll even buy you a SmartPhone to replace your flip phone." (by Gary)

Good work, captioneers. Be on the lookout for the the next contest -- it'll be posted shortly.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 138


Contest No. 138 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, September 18, 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. 137


                         "Did you order a beer from Amazon Prime?"

                                               (by RonnRoxx)

 

My original caption: "I guess my father still doesn't trust you."

 

RonnRoxx rocks! It's an exciting first win for you, RonnRoxx, with a caption that brought a great big smile to my face. Congrats -- you are now officially one of the funniest people around.

 

I thought there were some really clever captions submitted this time around, and a few of them came that close to winning. Here are the other ones that almost made it:

"Did I mention that I'm on a reality show?" (by John Platt)

"You're sure your wife is clueless?" (by Kay Ralph)

"My dad's usually harmless, but I'd advise you to keep both hands on the paddle." (by Cary Antebi)

"Row a little faster, we're supposed to be Speed Dating." (by Ken Wilkinson)

"I always thought 'wanna see the submarine races', was a come-on line." (by Tim Collins)

"Better watch your speed . . . these cameras are everywhere!!!!" (by Dom Mancino)

 

Yep, this was a good batch of captions. Be on the lookout for the next contest, coming up soon, and thanks for participating!






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 137


Contest No. 137 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, August 21, 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. 






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