Cartoon Caption Contests

Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 127


     "You know Bill, it is quite unusual for a young associate to be named new                                    product tester and a true honor indeed."

                                             (by Steven Wilson)

 

My original caption: "And now I'd like to show you the flip side of our generous benefits package."

 

Congratulations, Steven Wilson, on your very first winning caption! You now join that very exclusive club -- you can bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around!

I thought there were lots of very good captions submitted this time, and here are the ones that came "that close":

"Now I'll show you my exit strategy!" (by Harvey Appelbaum)

"Come see the new employee motivation technique I developed . . . ." (by John Platt)

"I thought it was time we sharpened your marketing skills!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"And we're proud to say the company has never missed a deadline." (by Rich Wolf)

"We've made a slight change to our rec room." (by Cary Antebi)

"And here's how we enforce our new zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment. " (by Gary)

One final note: My criterion for picking a winner has always been to put myself in the position of a Cartoon Editor of a magazine and choose the caption that I not only thought was the funniest, but also one that I would not hesitate to print in my publication. The reason I mention this is that for this contest Tim Collins submitted a caption that actually brought a big smile to my face (after I thought about it for a minute), but I really didn't think it was commercially publishable. That caption was: "After we're done here, I'll take you bowling in the basement." HA!

Nice work, captioneers. the next contest should be up in a couple of weeks, so keep a sharp eye open for it.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 127


Contest No. 127 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 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, 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 12, 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.






Computer problem


 

It looks like computer problems will delay the start of the next Cartoon Caption Contest for a while.

In the meantime, I'll try to continue to keep posting my published cartoons every few days, as I've been doing all along, to keep my archive going. 

I don't know how long it will take to resolve the problems -- hopefully it will just be a matter of days -- so please keep checking in. The Contest will be back as soon as possible. 






Winner of Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 126


            "Life line . . . good. Heart line . . . great. Landline . . . crummy!

                                    Time to get a cell phone."

                                          (by Cary Antebi)

 

My original caption: "A complete reading is fifty dollars, but there's a five dollar mail-in rebate."

 

Well, now it's twenty-nine wins for Cary Antebi!! I guess I don't have to re-assure you, Cary, that you are one of the funniest people around. And thanks for setting such a high standard for all the other captioneers to aspire to.

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

"I must be having a 'senior-gypsy' moment, I'm not getting a thing!" (by Tim Collins)

"I see death and some taxes in your future." (by Rich Wolf)

"That's $45 for the thumb and $5 for each additional digit." (also by Cary Antebi)

"If you don't hand me some more money, I'm afraid your future may get out of hand." (by Gary)

That's it for another couple of weeks, captioneers. Be on the lookout for Contest #127, and thanks to everybody who participated.

 






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 126


Contest No. 126 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 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, 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 14, 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. 125


                               "This igloo is much bigger than it looks."

                                                    (by Diane)

                                         "It's bigger on the inside."

                                                  (by Kelasher)

 

My original caption: "That's all I have in your price range."

 

Yes, it's another tie! Diane (second-time winner) and Kelasher (tenth-time winner) entered very similar captions, and it was impossible to choose between them. Congrats to both of you -- once again, you are truly two of the funniest people around.

I thought that there were lots of good captions submitted this time. Here are the ones that "almost made it":

"Air-conditioning is not included." (also by Diane)

"... And it comes with a deluxe refrigerator!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"You should have told me you were looking for a 2-story house." (by Clara DiDonato)

"I'm sorry, it doesn't come with a fireplace." (by Rich Wolf)

"I know the price is high, but remember, location, location, location." (also by Diane)

"I promise you, with global warming, this'll be beach front property in no time." (by Jonathan Stein)

"Sorry, none of the homes here come with fireplaces." (by Cary Antebi)

"This is our high tech model. We call it the I-gloo." (also by Cary Antebi)

"No, I'm sorry, it doesn't have a basement." (by mel tanenbaum)

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

 

 

    






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 125


Contest No. 125 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 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, 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 24, 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. 124


                                      "I meant please don't ask any!"

                                                  (by Rich Wolf)

 

My original caption: "But, sir, all I said was 'How do you do?'!"

 

Nice going, Rich Wolf -- it's a first win for you! You now join the ranks of one of the funniest people around. Congratulations!

I honestly feel that my original caption from many, many decades ago, as shown above, is funnier than any of the captions submitted by you captioneers. But what do I know? Scores of Cartoon Editors rejected my cartoon over the years. As I say in the rules of this contest, it was never bought or printed,  by even the lowest publication. So who's right -- me or them?

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

"I assure you everyone will ask that, Mr. Schemiel." (by Brendan Gannon -- by the way, Brendan, I believe that name should rightly be "Schlemiel")

"No, the sign means, don't you ask any embarrassing questions!" (by Tim Collins -- a caption that was very similar to Rich Wolf's, but I thought Wolf's wording was funnier)

"But I ask everyone if they would like a lollipop." (by Cary Antebi)

"When I asked you your name, how was I to know it's Sue?" (also by Cary Antebi)

A new contest will appear in just a few short weeks -- thanks to all of you for participating.






Eli's Cartoon Caption Contest No. 124


Contest No. 124 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 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, 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 3, 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. 123


                                      "Lady, I don't pick the music!"

                                                (by Tim Collins)

 

My original caption: "Eighth floor . . . Complaint Department."

 

A resounding third win for Tim Collins! Congratulations, Tim, you can once again bask in the glory of being one of the funniest people around.

 

Not much action on this particular drawing -- what's happening, captioneers? In any event, these are the other submissions that I was considering for top honors:

"It's not my fault the complaint department is off on Monday!" (by Brendan Gannon)

"I guess I just have a way of pushing peoples buttons!" (also by Tim Collins)

"I still cannot believe they are real." (by Diane)

"Madam, I swear this elevator always gets stuck between floors." (by Rich Wolf)

"I don't choose the elevator music ma'am." (by Segie Tvizer -- a caption that was very close to the winning caption, but Tim Collins got it with slightly better wording)

Thanks for participating -- a new contest will be up in just a couple of weeks.

 






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