The Streak CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS 2018
Hi there Streak Freaks,
Firstly, I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to all those who entered the 2018 Caption Contest. This year, almost 1000 entries from 8 countries was received, the highest participation since 2012! A brilliant response that once again shows the engaging capacity of comic strips.
The standard of captioning was brilliant and like previous years it was no easy task sifting through the entries. We know humour is subjective and what is one persons Guffaw often falls flat on others. With such a large volume to sift through, the odds are against you. If any readers feel hard done by, it just may be that your caption was not unique… There were a lot of commonly occurring words and phrases. “Take your pet to work Day” and “Wearing Feather Boa’s “and lots of lines about “having a new Squeeze “.
Many factors determine if your caption was considered by the cronies here at Streak HQ.
Nonetheless, I’m sure you’ll agree these finalists below are all worthy winners!
And now…the envelope please….
THE WINNER of the STREAK CAPTION CONTEST 2018 IS…
Ron Gray from Darwin AUSTRALIA
This caption was the popular choice from all the judges. It creates a wonderful surprise for the reader that evokes the humour. It’s subtle, you almost have to hunt for the joke. But the payoff is rewarding as you imagine the turmoil that will occur once he gets on the bus. A clever approach from Ron who didn’t rely on puns or word play to execute the joke, but rather on the visual element of the cartoon.
Ron wins the signed original artwork, a limited edition signed art print, a personally inscribed “Striving for Quantity” book, $100 iTunes Voucher, 10 x greeting cards, and a packet of my favourite biscuits that I like to have with my morning coffee plus the daily cartoon in his inbox for 1 year. Not to mention the fame!
Well-deserved Ron! In fact, after looking through previous contests, Ron has been a very consistent performing, receiving an honourable mention on four previous occasions!
Now for those interested, when I drew this strip, I had three captions written, but in the end, I decided to open this idea up to the wonderful Streak readers… You can decide if I made the right choice.
“Does the 7:27 go via the Zoo? “
“I got it from Amazon “
“He helps me handle the rat race.”
Now, the 2018 Honourable mentions go to the following participants, who will receive the daily cartoon in their inbox for 1 year.
These are in no particular order….
” The only keycard in town that can open up the office and HE has to swallow it! “
” The ad in the paper said ” 100% genuine snakeskin jacket.”
I hope the bus isn’t late, I don’t have much time.
“ You wouldn’t happen to have a mongoose in your bag, would you?
‘As glove puppets go – pretty convincing, huh ?”
“ Ignore me, I’m a method actor practising to be a tree.”
“ Really! Well I think you are wrong, it does go with my Crocodile shoes. “
“ HE IS TAKING ME TO A PYTHON DINNER PARTY. ITS BYO APPARENTLY . . .“
“I don’t believe in killing animals for their skins”
“Can’t wait to get home and unwind”
“I love her to death – I just hope she doesn’t feel the same.”
“ He’s into improv – today he’s a jacket”
“Hi folks, meet slowly; he’s my new weight loss assistant, I’m trialling for 30 days …only 28 days to go.
It was the first thing I pulled out of the basket
My law firm believes in transparency.
It’s the cheaper version of gastric band surgery!
I enjoyed reading all the entries and look forward to another contest in 2019. Until we speak again, best regards and wishing you many more guffaws!