The CAUSE Cartoon Caption Contest for August is now taking entries

The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 15th Cartoon Caption Contest.  Each month a cartoon, drawn by British cartoonist John Landers, will be posted for you and your students to suggest statistical captions.  (note the cartoons are posted at the beginning of the previous month)

The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending August 10th are at
The best captions will be posted on CAUSEweb and the winner(s) will receive their choice of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the cartoon or free registration to eCOTS 2018.


July Results:  We had 11 submissions for the July caption contest that featured a cartoon showing jujmping into a pool filled with numbers while two people out of the pool are drying themselves with towels that have statistical graphics printed on them. The winning caption for the June contest was “Dare to dive deep into the number-pool, navigate with Statistics, and come out refreshed with meaningful inference!” written by Debmalya Nandy, a student at Penn State University.  The judges found the caption to be a nice play on words; succinctly describing an important statistical paradigm. Two honorable mentions this month were given to  “Check that variances are equal before diving in with pooled variance!” written by Larry Lesser from The University of Texas at El Paso and for “When do you think the new guy will realize that sometimes several quick explorations are better than one deep dive?” written by  Jim Alloway of EMSQ Associates.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our Winners!