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Its A Dogs Life: Caption Contest Winners Announced

Packet sniffing, drones and cat memes. And the winning caption is....

There’s no shortage of dog lovers (and cat puns) in the Dark Reading community! This month’s cartoon contest entries – 81 in all -- offered more than a few laugh-out-loud moments for the 2,500+ readers who kept tabs on the captions as they poured in.

And so, without further ado, the winning caption... 

First-prize winner ioshield takes home a $25 Amazon gift card and his much-deserved moment of fame in the final version of the cartoon by John Klossner, who helped judge the contest along with the Dark Reading editorial team: Tim Wilson, Kelly Jackson Higgins, Sara Peters, and yours truly.

The competition was stiff! We also awarded two honorable mentions (and $10 Amazon cards) to Stephen McCallister, (aka smccallister), of Stephen R. McCallister HIT Consulting, for: 

"He's on Facebook again, no one's ever going to convince him 'Who Let the Dogs Out' is a rhetorical question.”

And to awperkins04 for:

"We got him as a security dog, and he's surprisingly good at it, though we would still prefer him to bark at intruders as opposed to sending them menacing emails."

Thanks again to everyone who entered the contest. If you haven’t yet read all the captions, be sure to check them out today.

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Marilyn has been covering technology for business, government, and consumer audiences for over 20 years. Prior to joining UBM, Marilyn worked for nine years as editorial director at TechTarget Inc., where she launched six Websites for IT managers and administrators supporting ... View Full Bio
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BrunoTali
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5/9/2016 | 5:13:41 PM
Congratulations
Congrats to the winner ! I like the idea of cartoon contest, it's different and so amazing.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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5/6/2016 | 7:28:18 AM
Congrats
Congrats to the winners, some nice honourable mentions too. Can we see more of these in future? I like the idea of the community contributing to these captions.
robshi
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robshi,
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5/4/2016 | 12:03:39 PM
Re: Congrats!
Ha!  Thanks for the honorable mention Joe!  That's my life.  Always one day late.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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5/4/2016 | 6:36:27 AM
Congrats!
Congratulations to the winners!  A worthy choice indeed for first place!  :)

FWIW, this entry came in after the deadline, but I think an honorable mention is in order for user robshi's "Don't worry.  His bark is worse than his byte."

But then, I'm a pun hound.  ;)
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