Leonard Cohen Responds To Photo Caption By The Duchess

[ennyixfReaders may recall Cohencentric’s 2015 Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest, which began with the instructional post, Write A Funny Caption For This Photo, Win A Print Of It Autographed By Leonard Cohen. While The Duchess (aka Penny Showalter) wasn’t eligible to win that competition, Leonard liked her submission well enough to send her the much-prized inscribed photo shown above.

For the record, Renik Van den Eynde of Mechelen, Belgium sent in the winning entry shown below.

lonelyhankAnd, for his efforts, received this 8X10 photo autographed by Leonard.

renikprize2A special thanks goes to Kezban Özcan, Leonard Cohen’s personal assistant, who not only took the original photo but also supported the notion of the caption contest and facilitated the logistics.

Best 2015 Cohencentric Posts: Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest

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We’re taking a second look at some of the most popular Cohencentric.com posts from 2015. Today’s feature is the the remarkably popular series of posts that began with Write A Funny Caption For This Photo, Win A Print Of It Autographed By Leonard Cohen

3panelfrThe entry displayed atop this post was the winner of that contest. The author, a self-described “very happy Renik,” wrote that “the FedEx bus just stopped in front of my door” with the 8X10 photo autographed by Leonard Cohen shown below.

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All posts in this series, including some of the other entries, can be viewed at Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest.

A special thanks goes to Kezban Özcan, Leonard Cohen’s personal assistant, who not only took the original photo but also supported the notion of the caption contest and facilitated the logistics.

“A very happy Renik” Receives Prize For Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest

renikprize2A self-described “very happy Renik” writes that “the FedEx bus just stopped in front of my door” with the above 8X10 photo autographed by Leonard Cohen. The signed print was, as ongoing readers will know, the prize Renik Van den Eynde of Mechelen, Belgium won for submitting the winning entry (see below) to the Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest.

A special thanks goes to Kezban Özcan, Leonard Cohen’s personal assistant, who not only took the original photo but also supported the notion of the caption contest and facilitated the logistics.

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Today Is Last Chance To Enter Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest

contestcloseThe Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest ends midnight Aug 14, 2015 with. The winning entry will be announced Aug 16, 2015.

Come up with a caption for this photo that makes me giggle like a schoolgirl, and I’ll post it at Cohencentric.com to earn worldwide admiration and acclaim, trigger waves of cosmic joyfulness, and inspire Leonard Cohen’s next album. And there’s more: The best entry will receive a print of the original photo signed by Leonard Cohen.

The contest rules can be found at Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest: Rules

See samples of caption entries at

Scary Idea Inspired By Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest

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My own fantasy (shown above), while evoked by the Cohencentric Leonard Cohen Photo Caption Contest, is definitely ineligible as an entry. Information about the contest can be found at Write A Funny Caption For This Photo, Win Copy Autographed By Leonard Cohen. See more caption entries at