The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 72nd Cartoon Caption Contest - completing our sixth year! 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 submission will be posted on CAUSEweb and the winner(s) will receive their choice of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the final cartoon or free registration for eCOTS. 




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April Results:   The April caption contest cartoon is shown here. The winning caption for the contest was Data is right up a statistician's alley!" written by Larry Lesser from the University of Texas at El Paso.  Larry’s caption provides a reminder of the ubiquitous importance of data in Statistics & Data Science. An honorable mention this month goes to Debmalya Nandy, at the Colorado School of Public Health “Whether it's bowling or another game, dedicated practice can, almost surely, beat random chance!, which invites classroom conversation about what is expected under random versus non-random circumstances. 


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