Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cartoon Caption Contest

Prove Your Comedy Chops with Moment’s Cartoon Caption Contest


Welcome to the Moment Magazine Cartoon Caption Contest, founded with the help of New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, and drawn by New Yorker cartoonist Ben Schwartz.


Do you have a way with words and humor? If so, look at the cartoon below and send us a caption—or two or three! Plus scroll down to vote for your favorite caption. It’s free and fun!


Winners may claim a free Moment subscription for a friend of family member. Contest open to U.S. residents 18 and above.


Plus: Read interviews with some of our most prolific caption contest contributors here.



Submit a caption for this cartoon by February 20th by writing it in as a comment at the bottom of this page!



Vote for your favorite caption by filling out the form immediately below!


“I will not eat you in a tree, I will not eat you in the sea. ”
—Stephen Nadler, Princeton, NJ

“Wait here. I have to find a loophole”
—David M. Freeman, Erie, PA

“I’m with Jews for Jaws”
—Dale Stout, Colorado Springs CO


Vote For Your Favorite Cartoon Caption

Vote for the winner of the September/October contest! The winner will receive a free subscription to Moment to give to a friend. Any U.S. resident age 18 or older can enter.


Chuckle at the September/October 2018 winning caption—and see who wrote it!


“I knew it was risky, but I put them all in one basket.”
—David M. Freeman, Erie, PA 

How to Submit Your Caption(s)

Submit as a comment below by December 20, 2018. Finalists will appear in the January/February 2019 issue. To vote for the winner of the September/October 2018 contest (see finalists above), use the “vote form.”

  • Dinah Rokach 18:19h, 16 January Reply

    “Does she … or doesn’t she?”

  • JR 09:53h, 17 January Reply

    “What’s with this faux ham?”

  • JR 09:54h, 17 January Reply

    “The yeast is kosher for Passover.”

  • William Agress 19:01h, 19 January Reply

    I told you eat a deviled egg but no you had to have a sandwich.

  • Dinah Rokach 09:27h, 20 January Reply

    “It’s a Ham-antasch.”

  • Sharlene Harris 22:59h, 22 January Reply

    “Eat seitan, and nobody gets hurt? Don’t be so sure!”

  • Sharlene Harris 23:09h, 22 January Reply

    “Forget the sandwich. There’s a pareve devil’s food cake in the frig.”

  • Larry Lesser 23:29h, 22 January Reply

    Jews don’t believe in seitan, you say?

  • Larry Lesser 23:30h, 22 January Reply

    How could a Reuben deli sandwich not be kosher?

  • Larry Lesser 23:33h, 22 January Reply

    Look, the Number of the Beast is 666, whose digits sum to chai!

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