In Toon With Walt contest winner for April 14, 2014

Results are in for the latest In Toon With Walt contest. Headline: Common Core was the common theme!

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised since this cartoon involved a school-aged kid and a legislator. But with more than half of the contest entries mentioning Common Core this kinda turned into an unscientific survey of the raw passion this topic brings out in folks on both sides of the issue. Yikes!

I thought the winner was particularly clever using the complicated wording of the test in her punchline. The finalists were also quite witty taking completely different approaches, which I always admire. Really such a great job by all who entered.

Keep your punchline pens handy, gang. We’re gonna do it again real soon ...

Stay tooned ~ Walt

WINNER

Donna F. Guichard of Metairie.

FINALISTS

• Jim Adams of Central City: “Do you have a permit to conceal that egg?”

• Robert Thibodaux,Sr. of Thibodaux: “I’M TELLING YOU ALL, GOVERNOR JINDAL IS HIDING IN THAT EASTER EGG!!!”

• Marie Duncan of Baton Rouge: “That’s the same goose egg you laid last year!”

• Ivan J. Miestchovich, Jr., of Amite: “Let me get this straight…. we’re supposed to introduce you as ‘The Honorable…’?”