In the Picture Caption Contest

Caption Contest

The Barber Association newsletter, In the Pictureincludes a caption contest with each issue. Though only one ‘winning’ caption will be shared in the newsletter, we thought it would be fun to share our favourites for your enjoyment!

Autumn 2020

The Visitation, 1577, by Paulo Caliari, known as Veronese

Painting depicts The Virgin greets her elderly cousin Elizabeth with news of the impending birth of Christ

Summer 2020

Mr Briggs Contemplates a Day’s Fishing, 1850, by John Leech

Coloured etching showing Mr Briggs stood on a dining table in his home, waving a fishing rod. His family watches from a door way.

We received a lot of coronavirus suggestions, best summed up with:

“Well, we are in lockdown…”

Winter 2019/20

Lovers in a Landscape (The Turtle Doves) by Nicolas Lancret

Our favourite captions were:

“No darling. I can’t walk over there. I’ve got the wrong shoes on!”

“I’ll tell them I was having pizza in Woking.”

Autumn 2019

Three Persons Viewing the Gladiator by Candlelight by William Pether

Spring 2019

The Cobbler’ by Adriaen Van Ostade

The winning caption was:

“George, why are you working in the dog’s kennel?”

“I normally sit on the roof but he looked so sweet I didn’t want to disturb him.”

Our runner up was:

‘Well heeled shoe box’

Winter 2018/19

‘Paolo and Francesca’ by Ingres

Winning caption:

‘No, really, I love the smell of garlic.’

Runners up:

‘Who? Oh, him at the door. It’s just the milkman, dear.’

‘When he thinks leaving the pub early will be a pleasant surprise but you were enjoying your book.’

‘Paolo: Oh no, I’ve done my back in!’

‘Paolo was an enthusiastic amateur chiropractor.’