Cartoon Contest for SXSW Speaker Bob Mankoff: Provide the Caption and Win!

Written by Jessica Cox | February 18, 2014

Provide the caption to this SXSW-related cartoon and win!

Caption enthusiast, cartoon extraordinaire Bob Mankoff talks Crowdsourcing Humor at SXSW on Monday, March 10 at 5:00 PM in Hilton Salon H.

Mankoff is cartoon editor for The New Yorker magazine and founder of Cartoon Bank an online archive of 120,000+ classic cartoons. His creation of this archive spawned the preservation and digital accessibility of some of the most beloved and revered cartoons of our time.

In the last 30 years, more than 800 of Mankoff's cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker including the best-selling New Yorker cartoon of all time.

In his role as cartoon editor for The New Yorker, Mankoff holds the challenging responsibility of selecting a handful of cartoons from hundreds of submissions to appear in the magazine each week.

On the back page of each magazine, Mankoff hosts a caption contest where thousands of participants submit their most witty and ingenious lines.

Today the caption contest comes to SXSW!

Submit your most creative caption for the above cartoon created by cartoonist and SXSW veteran Drew Dernavich. Place your submission by replying to our tweet between noon CST Tuesday, February 18 and noon CST Wednesday, February 19.

Mr. Mankoff himself will select a winner from the submitted captions, and SXSW will announce the winners at 2 PM CST on Friday, February 21! Check out the awesome prizes below:

First Prize - a signed copy of Mankoff's memoir "How About Never-Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons" to be published by Henry Holt March 25, 2014 AND a copy of the cartoon including the winning caption.

Second & Third Prize - a print with your caption

Winners can claim their prizes after Mankoff's Featured Session at Monday, March 10 at 5:00 PM in the Hilton Salon H. Otherwise, items will be delivered by mail after SXSW.

Attend the talk on Monday, March 10 for a fast-paced and funny talk on the lessons we learn from crowdsourced humor. Explore how cartoons work (or sometimes don't) and what crowds can tell us about a good joke.