Our favorite contest anecdote: Back in 1983 when Charles Schulz learned of the new contest associsent our grand prize winner, Gail Cain, an autographed original cartoon. 

 Bulwer Miscellany

The Great Bulwer Lytton Debate (Manchester Guardian)

Contest Winners By Year

A few of our other favorite lines attributed to Sir Bulwer-Lytton:

"Humor is the sunshine of the mind."

"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."

"There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth."

"What men want is not talent. It’s purpose. In other words, not the power to achieve, but the will to labor."

"To be happy, you must learn to forget yourself."