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Marcomedy Caption Competition #1

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I’m a big fan of the BBC’s online caption competition. It’s a great source of humourous and often insightful comments on pics taken from events around the world in the past week. So with a tip-of-the-hat to the venerable Beeb, I present the first edition of the Marcomedy Caption Competition.

I figure the marketing and PR folk who (occasionally) visit this space are smart and creative types who like to stretch their intellectual muscles and show off a bit. As the competition evolves, I’ll do my best to find pictures that speak to something relevant to our chosen discipline (of course, I welcome submissions from any and all). But in honour of St. Patrick’s Day (a day near and dear to my Guinness pumping Celtic heart), I present this picture of a police deputy and his speed gun:

For those not familiar with this kind of competition, the idea is to submit a short caption that follows a "what are they saying/what would observers say about" format.

Now, the Rules & Regs:

1. A new competition will be held each Friday (or as close to it as my schedule permits).

2. Submit your caption in the comments below.

3. Captions will be accepted for judging until Thursday evening. You can submit multiple captions if you’re so inclined.

4. All submitted captions will be judged by me. Though votes for your favourite caption (that isn’t your own) are encouraged.

5. Entries will be judged on their creativity, relevance, insight, humour and so on.

6. The winner will be announced in the following week’s competition.

7. There are no formal prizes (unless someone wants to step up and sponsor the competition…;-) except the glory of victory. And isn’t that the best prize of all (who said "NO!")?

Have fun and Beannachtái na feile Padraig agat (trans. Blessings on the feast of St. Patrick to you).

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Written by Jonathan Dunn

March 16, 2007 at 11:10 am

Posted in Blogroll, Caption Comp

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