The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to
announce our 60th Cartoon Caption Contest – now ongoing every month for a full five years!
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 May 31 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 and their caption.
April Results: The April caption contest featured a cartoon showing a man holding up a
baby on the ledge of a mountain reminiscent of the way Simba is held in the famous “circle
of life” scene at the beginning of the Disney cartoon movie Lion King. The winning caption
for the April contest was “From the people who brought you ‘Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
Simulation,’ ‘Honey, I Regressed the Kids,’ and ‘Angels in the Outlierfield,’ get ready
for an instant classic, ‘The Line King!’” written by Christopher Jay Lacke from Rowan
University. Christopher’s caption can be used to introduce a variety of issues in the
regression setting. An honorable mention this month goes to Brian King, a student at Rice
University for the caption: “They had said data scientists were lionized nowadays, but
this was taking it to a whole new level.”
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!