So, finally the result time.
A big thanks to all the participants. You made it special.
Let’s have many more such contests.
To make the contest unbiased I asked my good friend and Yahoo India Senior Editor, SR Ramakrishna ( facebook id is Ramakrishna Shikaripura) to help me out in selecting the best entries. He kindly obliged and was generous enough to send a note on the entries also.We’ve selected two best entries, who will receive caricature. And five entries are short-listed as honourable mentions. (If any of these short-listed people get honourable mention in the next contest also, then they will get a free caricature)Congrats to the two winners, five short-listed entries and all the participants.I just can’t thank you enough. We’ll make this page more interactive in the coming days.
Here's a note from SR Ramakrishna about the entries:
"Cartoonists think up wisecracks every morning, but it's not easy to be funny. Besides sketching skills, cartoonists must have the ability to tell a story with a caption that's often no longer than just a single sentence. It's this second skill that Satish Acharya is testing through the Dialogue Maaro contest. I am sure everyone who gave it a shot experienced at least some of the joy and agony of cartooning. The entries were witty and satirical, and showed a keen sense of the news context. They also reflected the ordinary citizen's cynicism and contempt for politicians. Congratulations.
S R Ramakrishna
Senior Editor, Yahoo India.
And the winners are:
1. Rajesh Krishnamoorthy
"This is Operation Lotus - they put a tracking device inside to follow where we are & hear what we do"
"Don't worry, sir! It's just a temporary tattoo. It can be changed anytime you know!"
1. Bhupendra Maru
"Our party leader was a 'cowboy' and expert in 'cattle-branding'..!!"
"yaa, it's a special "family planning surgery" , quick! get operated..you can also get 25 crores!"
"Is that enough..or do i need to do more"
"Nowadays, you have to get this to prove your loyalty"
5. Raghav Jyothi Rao
"The Boss has begun branding members with the party logo so that we can't jump the fence at the last moment. The only problem is that now shoe flingers have a better target to aim at during rallies."
I'm also posting the cartoons with winners' dialogue along with the dialogue that I used in the original cartoon.
(Winners please send me the pictures for caricature at firstname.lastname@example.org)