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MASTER LIST OF ALL STYLE INVITATIONAL CONTESTS

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THEME: CAP

PUB DATE WEEK TITLE SYNOPSIS THEMES LINKS TO THIS CONTEST WINNER LINKS TO RESULTS OF THIS CONTEST (usually published 2-4 Weeks later)
April 11, 1993 PUTTING WORDS IN THEIR MOUTHS  In 40 words or less, write a caption for either of these two generic cartoons drawn by famed Style Invitational artist Marc Rosenthal.  CAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF  Chuck Smith  Text file | Post PDF 
August 22, 1993 25  CAPTION CRUNCH  Write a caption for any of these photos.  CAP   Text file | Post PDF  Fritz Stolzenback  Text file | Post PDF 
February 20, 1994 51  CAPTION CRUNCH, VOL. II  Supply captions for any of these pictures.  CAP   Text file | Post PDF  Paul Kondis  Text file | Post PDF 
July 3, 1994 71  CAPTION CRUNCH III  Come up with a new, funnier caption for any picture or illustration anywhere in today's newspaper.  CAP WAS   Text file | Post PDF  Richard E. Brock
Ellen Meyerson 
Text file | Post PDF 
June 18, 1995 118  WEAK 118  Take any photo caption or headline appearing anywhere in today's Post and alter its meaning by adding, deleting, or changing one letter.  CAP HEA WAS   Text file  Elden Carnahan  Text file 
January 12, 1997 200  CAPTION CRUNCH IV  Supply a new caption to any photograph appearing anywhere in today's Post, to make it funnier.  CAP   Text file  Jessica Mathews  Text file 
October 12, 1997 239  NAME THAT TOON  Send us the captions for cartoons not provided.  CAP CAR   Text file  Jennifer Hart  Text file 
February 25, 2001 390
(LVII) 
Canine Fashion  Write: 1. A caption for the provided image explaining what is happening; 2. An explanation of why the image is not photography but art; 3. A description of what additional items might be needed to make the image complete. Sex and potty jokes will be disqualified.  CAP ART   Text file | Post PDF  Kelli Midgley  Text file | Post PDF 
November 4, 2001 426
(XCIII) 
Captions Courageous  Take any photograph or illustration from today's Washington Post and give it a more interesting caption.  CAP   Text file  Jennifer Hart  Text file 
May 21, 2006 663  Worth at Least a Dozen Words  Interpret any of the provided cartoons as you see fit in a caption.  CAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF  Michelle Stupak  Text file | Post PDF 
July 8, 2007 721  Know Your Market  For any of the provided photos, supply two captions: one that would appeal to The Style Invitational and one that would appeal to the Harrisburg Patriot-News.  CAP STY   Text file  Ben Aronin
Steve Ettinger 
Text file 
August 5, 2007 725  Beggars For Description  Describe, without being boring, a cartoon to fit any of the provided captions.  CAR CAP   Text file  Cy Gardner  Text file 
December 8, 2007 743  Picture This  Write a caption for any of these Bob Staake cartoons.  CAR CAP   Text file  Roger Dalrymple  Text file 
January 26, 2008 750  Hit Us With Your Best Shot: Photo Contest No. 4  Illustrate, any way you like, any of the provided five captions with your own original photo.  PIX CAP   Text file  Jeff Brechlin  Text file 
October 11, 2008 786  Top of the Staake  So get your thoughts provoked for No. Umpteen of our cartoon caption contest.  CAR CAP   Text file | Post PDF  Ned Bent  Text file | Post PDF 
March 21, 2009 809  Unkindest Cutlines  Supply cutlines, or captions, for any of these newspaper photos.  CAP   Text file  Elizabeth Molye  Text file 
October 10, 2009 838  Picture This  Provide a caption for any of these pictures.  CAP   Text file  Andrew Hoenig  Text file 
November 20, 2010 895  Picture this  Supply a caption for any of these cartoons.  CAP CAR   Text file  Doug Frank  Text file 
April 17, 2011 915  Picture this  Write a caption for any of the cartoons pictured here.  CAP CAR   Text file  Jack Hingel  Text file 
September 18, 2011 937  Staake it to him  Write a caption for any of the five pages or details pictured from some of Bob's more than 50 picture books.  CAP ART LIT   Text file  Stephen Dudzik  Text file 
February 24, 2013 1010  Picture this  Write a caption for any of the five provided cartoons.  CAP CAR   Text file | Post e-version  John Glenn  Text file | Post e-version 
February 16, 2014 1060  Picture this  Write a caption, or captions, for one or more of the provided cartoons.  CAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Ward Kay  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
November 2, 2014 1096  Picture this  Write a humorous caption for any of the provided Bob Staake cartoons. (Conversational textCAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Frank Mann  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
May 31, 2015 1126  Picture this  Provide a humorous caption for any of the cartoons provided. (Conversational textCAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jeff Shirley  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
October 16, 2016 1197  Picture This -- It's a Bob Staake caption contest  Write a caption for any of the cartoons provided. (Conversational textCAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Steven Steele Cawman  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
June 18, 2017 1232  Picture this -- a caption contest  Write a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons. (Conversational textCAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jesse Frankovich  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
December 3, 2017 1256  Picture this -- a caption contest  Provide a funny caption for any of the provided cartoons. (Conversational textCAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Mark Raffman  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
June 3, 2018 1282  Picture This  Write a caption for one or more of the provided pictures. (Conversational textCAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Rick Haynes  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
December 2, 2018 1308  Picture this -- or these  This week you have two choices: (1) Write a caption for one or more of these pictures, or (2) explain what is wrong with the picture. You might also combine two pictures into one -- or all four into one.  CAP   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jesse Frankovich  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
June 30, 2019 1338  Picture This -- cartoon captions  Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons.  CAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Jean Sorensen  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
January 26, 2020 1368  Picture This -- cartoon captions  Supply a caption for one or more of the provided cartoons. (Conversational textCAP   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Sam Mertens  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
July 12, 2020 1392  Picture this -- caption these cartoons  Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided Bob Staake cartoons. (Conversational textCAP CAR   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Frank Osen  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version 
August 16, 2020 1397  Trope springs eternal  Use any of the four provided standard settings -- (a) desert island, (b) bartender at a bar, (c) desert, (d) psychiatrist next to a couch -- and describe a cartoon that includes your choice of characters, along with a caption. (Conversational textCAR CAP   Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version  Rob Cohen  Text file | Post PDF | Post e-version