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INTRODUCING....

THE MILKING CAT SUMMER COMEDY COMPETITION

  • Create Hilarious Content!

  • Compete With Teens Around The World

  • Win Amazing Prizes from Ivy League University Humor Magazines and The Hard Times

  • Prove Your Worth to Your Friends and Family!

Sponsors include...

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Submission Guidelines

All secondary school students are eligible, including international students. Students must be entering into another year of secondary school for the 2020-2021 school year and therefore must be between the graduating classes of 2021 and 2024.

Participants may choose to submit comedic pieces of any medium, whether it be written, illustrated, or filmed.* Each student may only submit once.

The contest is now open to submissions until September 24th, 2020.

Now - September 24

Competition Prizes

We are proud to announce our sponsorships from Sebastian ManiscalcoThe Hard Times, Dartmouth University's The Jack-O-Lantern, Brown University's The Brown Jug, The University of Pennsylvania's The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl, and Harvard University's The Harvard Lampoon. Prizes awarded include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and 3 honorable mentions will be acknowledged as well. ALL submissions will be considered for publication on the site but only the 6 mentioned above will be published with distinction/receive awards.

Winners will be announced October 15th, 2020. Due to the nature of volumes, only winning participants will be notified through email.

First Place*

  • Two free tickets to see Sebastian Maniscalco's next show in your city plus backstage passes to meet Sebastian.

  • A session with Hard Times founders to workshop an idea that will be published on The Hard Times

  • $100 pledged by The Hard Times

  • $250 pledged by The Harvard Lampoon, as well as a T-Shirt, Sweatshirt and the last twenty recently published print copies of The Harvard Lampoon

  • An Online Workshop with editors of The Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern

  • A copy of Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something by Chris Monks, pledged by The Brown Jug

  • Publication of the winning submission in The Brown Jug

  • A Print copy of The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl

*First Place Prizes will only be awarded to WRITTEN submissions as they will be published in the print publication, The Brown Jug.

Second Place

  • $75 pledged by The Hard Times and a T-Shirt

  • The last twenty recently published print copies of The Harvard Lampoon as well as a T-Shirt

  • An Online Workshop with Editors of The Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern

  • A Print Copy of The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl

Third Place

  • $50 pledged by The Hard Times and a pin

  • The last ten recently published print copies of The Harvard Lampoon as well as a sweatshirt

  • An Online Workshop with Editors of The Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern

  • A Print Copy of The Pennsylvania Punch Bowl

The contest is open from July 1st to September 24th. We thank our sponsors for allowing us to provide you with this opportunity. An in-depth look at writer's publication rights for our contest can be found here.

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