Caption Contest – Summer 2023 Winners


Well, shoot. We don’t have a lot of information about this photo from the University Archives. It’s undated and labeled simply, “Archery-Athletics.”

Nevertheless, you, Rhody readers, submitted a lot of fun and creative captions. Many, including one of our runners-up, tapped into the news stories about spy balloons earlier this year. And there were a handful of seagull/clam cake captions, including the one below. How very Rhody of you!

Photo: Courtesy URI digital archives

Summer 2023 Winners

Winning Caption
“URI’s crack anti-UFO battalion springs into action.”
—Carl Lindstrom, M.S. ’89

“That’ll be the last time they try to fly a spy balloon over URI!”
—Brad Sherman ’88

“This ought to teach those seagulls not to steal our clam cakes and french fries again!”
—Alex Larson ’77

Share your vintage URI photos!
Would you consider sharing some of those vintage photos for the photo caption contest—or just for fun? If so, we’d love to consider sharing your photos in URI Magazine. Please scan or take a good-quality photo of your snapshot and mail to

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