Signals caption competition

Portrait of the Captain's family. Captain McColm, his wife Adelaide and two young sons Malcolm and Duncan. With them are two pet dogs and a caged cockatoo. Taken on the deck of the three masted ship MOUNT STEWART.  
Congratulations to Gillian Lewis, who won the Signals 124 caption competition with this entry: 
"After a long and arduous sea voyage, the Taronga arrives in Sydney eager to get a few more pets"
Image: Portrait of the Captain's family. Captain McColm, his wife Adelaide and two young sons Malcolm and Duncan. 1923. Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection, Object no. 00036760

Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection | Object no. 00036991 

Congratulations to Gillian Lewis, who won the Signals 123 caption competition with this entry: "The stevedore didn’t tell me about THIS type of deck cargo..."
Image: Cadets scrambling under nets on board MERSEY. Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection, Object no. 00036991

Prize

There is one prize per competition. The prize is a $50 voucher to the Museum Store, which can be used for purchases in store or online. 

How to enter

Read the Terms and Conditions of the competition.

Write an amusing caption for the relevant photo on the back cover of Signals. Send your caption, along with your contact details, to signals@sea.museum or post to:

Signals Caption Competition
Attn Janine Flew
Australian National Maritime Museum
Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Australia

 

Game of skill
1. Information on how to enter and details of the prize form part of the Terms and Conditions. Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
2. To the extent of any inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other reference to this competition, these Terms and Conditions will prevail.
3. The competition is open to readers of all ages. You do not have to be a Member of the Australian National Maritime Museum to enter.
4. Entry is free. Maximum of two entries per person.
5. Captions must have been previously unpublished and the original work of the entrant.
6. The competition is a game of skill, and chance plays no part in the selection of the winner.
7. The judge(s) will be Janine Flew, ANMM publications officer and editor of Signals magazine, and possibly other staff member(s). The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
8. Submissions will be judged according to how amusing the judge(s) find them.
9. Employees, and their immediate families, of the Australian National Maritime Museum, its contractors and sponsors are not eligible to enter this competition. ‘Immediate family’ means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step child (whether natural or by adoption), parent, step parent, grandparent, step grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step brother, step sister or first cousin.
10. The judges reserve the right to disqualify any captions that they deem unsuitable or inappropriate.
11. The competition runs from the day of publication of Signals until midnight on the last day of the following month. Namely: For the March issue’s competition, deadline is midnight 30 April; for the June issue, deadline is midnight 31 July; for September, deadline is 31 October; for December, deadline is 31 January.
12. Winners will be notified by letter, phone or email and then announced in the following issue of Signals. The winning caption, and the winner’s name, will be published in the following issue of Signals.
13. If the chosen winner cannot be contacted in a reasonable time, another winner may be chosen.
14. The judges’ decision in relation to any aspect of the competition is final and binding on each person who enters. Chance plays no part in determining any winner. No correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected entries. Prizes can be transferred to another person but cannot be exchanged for cash. Lost prize vouchers will not be replaced.