Cartoon Caption Contest

Biblical Archaeology Review, November/December 2019 Contest

Take part in our ever-popular Cartoon Caption Contest. Write a caption for this cartoon (see Judges 5:1) and submit it online here or send it by mail to:

BAR Cartoon Caption Contest
Biblical Archaeology Society
4710 41st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Be sure to include your name and address. The deadline for entries is November 30, 2019. The author of the winning caption will receive a copy of the BAS book The Origins of Things, a BAS tote bag and three gift subscriptions to give BAR to friends. Runners-up will receive a BAS tote bag and two gift subscriptions.


BAR, May/June 2019 Cartoon Contest Winner


“O, sit!”
—Craig Gibson, Iowa City, Iowa
Thank you to all those who submitted caption entries for our May/June 2019 cartoon, based on Judges 12:5–6. We are pleased to congratulate Dr. Craig Gibson of Iowa City, Iowa, who wrote the winning caption.


“I have a letter of exempthion from my dentitht.”
—James Hamilton, Lubbock, Texas

“Excuse my lisp. I lost my tooth in a BAR fight.”
—Darlene Hoffmaster, Arnold, Missouri

Honorable Mentions

“How many tries do I get?”
—Francis Derden, Sherrill, Arkansas

“Now, now, let’s not lose my head over this, sall we?”
—Carl Blessing, North Tonawanda, New York

“See sells sea sells by the sea sore?”
—Joe Schoenecker, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

“Athk me again when the Novocaine from my tooth ecthraction wearth off!”
—Thomas J. Tripiciano, Rochester, New York

“Was it something I said?”
—Michele Wilby, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Bad time to be tongue tied.”
—Milke Gerberi, Oxford, Mississippi

“Easy for you to say.”
—Anne Kiehle, San Antonio, Texas

“Can I spell it for you instead?”
—Kenneth Becker, East Dundee, Illinois

“Point well taken.”
—Robert Suskie, Roslyn, Pennsylvania

“I can pronounce ‘freedom of religion’ properly.”
—Joseph Woods, New Holland, Pennsylvania

“Ok, ok, I changed my mind—the sword IS mightier than the pen!”
—Peter Schindler, Parkersburg, West Virginia

“What did I say to put you on edge?”
—Martin Poluse, Painesville, Ohio

“Just a little off the top, if you please!”
—Scott Swehla, Waukon, Iowa

“The ‘h’ wasn’t silent?”
—Linda Bowen, Littleton, North Carolina

“You say Shibboleth, and I say Sibboleth. Let’s call the whole thing off!”
—Joseph P. Lavelle, Moscow, Pennsylvania

Luckily, his lisp let him pronounce the password correctly.
—Joan Feck, Carey, Ohio

“Actually, I DO see your point.”
—Chuck Bradshaw, Opelika, Alabama

“I need some wine before I say that.”
—Julie Suchanek, Hampton, Illinois

“Please use the word in a sentence.”
—Shon Pernice, Moberly, Missouri