Monday, September 19, 2011

This contest is no joke!

We've been posting cartoons on our blog that poke fun at the quirks of college life. They're the work of Dave Blazek, the cartoonist behind "Loose Parts." Remember the comic strip "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist?" That's Dave's work as well. He's also done stand-up comedy and has won more than 130 creative advertising awards.

Dave is a great judge of what's funny and what's not. And that's exactly why we've asked him to judge the ultimate challenge of wit. We're inviting YOU to come up with the best caption for one of Dave's cartoons.

If Dave decides that your caption is the funniest of all, you can win an autographed reprint of Dave's cartoon with your winning caption, a custom T-shirt printed with the cartoon and your winning caption, and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Dave's done half the work by drawing this cartoon. Now it's up to you to finish it by adding the funniest caption you can think of. Here's the cartoon:

 
Take a good look. What do you see? Who's saying what? What's happening here? What's the punch line? Can you come up with a joke that will make our readers laugh out loud?

At stake are two SERIOUS prize packages -- not to mention bragging rights!

The Grand Prize

For the BEST caption submitted, you'll get:
  • A numbered original 8.5" x 11" print of the cartoon with your winning caption, autographed by Dave, and suitable for framing
  • Custom T-shirt printed with the cartoon and your winning caption
  • A $25 Amazon gift card to spend any which way you like
First Runner Up

And for the next-best idea, you'll get:
  • An autographed copy of Dave's latest book, "Weird Things in Small Boxes," a collection of the best "Loose Parts" cartoons published in the past two years
  • $10 Amazon gift card
So for the class clown in the group, the Dave Blazek fan, the friend that everyone says is the funniest person they know, this is your chance!

It's easy to enter. Just submit your caption and email address in the form below on or before Sept. 30, 2011.

Once the contest closes, Dave will review all of the submissions, and use his judgment as a professional cartoonist and animator to choose the two funniest. (And a little bird told us that Dave has a special surprise in store for our blog readers when it comes time to pick the winners.)

Best of luck to everyone who enters! Spread the word to everyone you know. Feel free to tell your friends and family on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or whatever social network you prefer. You don't have to be a Post University student to win! Everyone is eligible to participate.

Post University retains the permission to publish all entries.

Creative Commons License
Post University cartoon by Dave Blazek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.