Koterba Caption Contest cartoon - October 2016

Jeff Koterba Caption Contest cartoon, October 2016. Winner: "Sorry, I already gave my candy to a third kid," by Derek Laney, Papillion.

October winner

"Sorry, I already gave my candy to a third kid"

Derek Laney, Papillion

Two runners-up:

"They would get more if they went in disguise."

Gloria Austerberry, Omaha

"Madge, haven't we seen enough of those two on TV? Now they have to come for free candy, too?"

Steve Buller, Blair

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To enter the November caption contest, click here.

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Everyone's a critic. But is everyone a cartoonist?

I draw five editorial cartoons a week for the Omaha World-Herald. It’s a challenging job to craft cartoons and write the best captions week after week. Now is your chance to pick up a pen and practice your own creativity!

Each month, I'll post a new drawing that's in need of a caption. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the wittiest, cleverest caption you can. The rules are few: Keep it short -- remember, brevity is the soul of wit. And, of course, keep it clean. Otherwise, let your imagination run wild!

I'll pick one first-place winner and up to two runners-up. Winners will be announced and published the following month. First-place entrants will receive the original drawing – with their caption included -- and a copy of my cartoon collection, “Drawing You In.”

You can enter up to three captions – but you can only enter once a month.

Each entry must include the following:


Email Address

Phone Number

Mailing Address

Caption #1:

Caption #2:

Caption #3:

(Limit of three caption submissions)

Email your entry to koterbacaptioncontest@owh.com or mail your entry to:

Koterba Cartoon Challenge, c/o Jeff Koterba

Omaha World-Herald

1314 Douglas St., Suite 700

Omaha, NE 68102

This month's entries must be received by: Oct. 24. Winners will be announced on Omaha.com on Oct. 30.

Good luck and happy cartooning!

— Jeff Koterba

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