NOTICE TO READERS: THE CAPTION SUBMISSION PERIOD HAS ENDED.
The response has been overwhelming--we've received approximately 780 submissions. Thank you for your enthusiasm!
STAY TUNED FOR THE READER POLL, WHERE YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR VOTE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
We will do our best to have the three finalists posted in the poll by Monday evening, April 27th, and you will have a week to choose your favorite.
Here it is, folks…the moment you’ve all been waiting for. A chance to win fame, swag, and the thanks of a grateful nation.
In observance of my 25th anniversary as editorial cartoonist for the Sun Sentinel, I am launching another Official Lowe-Down cartoon caption contest.
All you have to do is come up with a caption for the cartoon displayed above and post your creation as a blog comment, so everyone can enjoy it. There is no limit on the number of individual entries, in the event you are feeling particularly inspired.
The caption submission period will last two weeks. At the end of this time, a distinguished and learned panel of veteran journalists, consisting of Opinion Editor Antonio Fins, Daily Buzzmeister Gary “The Opinionator” Stein and myself, will carefully comb through the offerings to pick what we think are the top three.
I will then put up a week-long poll where the three finalists are submitted to a Vote of the People. All three will receive an Official Lowe-Down Blog T-shirt (modeled at left). The first-place winner, as determined by the poll, will also be awarded a one-year membership to Morikami Gardens, with all the benefits pertaining thereto.
PRIZE UPDATE: It has come to our attention that the prizes being offered so far have little appeal to anyone under about 50 years old. "What is Morikami?" one teen is reported to have said.
In hopes of attracting a younger crowd to the contest, the Lowe-Down rummaged around in his kitchen utility drawer and dug up two theater chain movie passes that he was given once when he donated blood platelets. They appear to have no expiration date, so we are throwing them into the prize mix. The winner must take his own chances at the gate.
In addition, we will feature the cartoon with the winning caption both on this blog and on the op-ed page of the South Florida Sun Sentinel (suitable for framing, if that’s your thing) with the winner’s name and photo.
Entrants should make sure to use their real names and email addresses, so they can be contacted in the event they are winners.
One last request: Please keep your entries clean and tasteful.
Above all, HAVE FUN!
LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!!!!!
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