The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 74th Cartoon Caption Contest! Each month a cartoon, drawn by British cartoonist John Landers, is posted for you and your students to suggest statistical captions (cartoons are posted at the beginning of the month and submissions are due at the end of the month). The caption contest is offered as a fun way to get your students thinking independently about statistical concepts.
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending July 31 are at
The best submission will be posted on and the winner(s) will receive their choice of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the final cartoon.
The June caption contest cartoon is shown here. The judges found the winning caption to be “While Mike wrote furiously to describe important patterns in the data, Alicia calmly created a visualization to tell the story, by Rob Carver from Stonehill College. Rob’s caption highlights how the right visualization can communicate complex patterns in data more easily than written descriptions. An honorable mention this month goes to Rosie Ching from Singapore Management University for her caption, “Not mastering the basics of time series may just cost you an arm and a leg,” which suggests a similar theme made specific to issues of trends over time.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!