Village Caption Contest!

Lauren Sullivan, Advisor

Each week, The New Yorker magazine provides a cartoon in need of a caption. Readers submit their captions, and then three finalists are chosen by a panel. From those finalists, a winner is chosen based on voting from the public (well, The New Yorker readers and subscribers, mainly!)

The single panel cartoons hinge on one character saying something to the other.  And in order to write a top-notch caption, the writer has to really inspect what is going on in the drawing, paying attention to facial expressions, setting, and other small details.

Click here to write a caption to this week’s cartoon

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly try their hands at writing cartoon captions. Video via