The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 68th 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 January 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.




December Results:  The December caption contest featured a rainbow with a Leprechaun standing next to a pot of gold at its end.  The Leprechaun is holding a tablet that is wired to the pot of gold that has a display screen on the outside showing colored lineplots with colors mimicking those in the rainbow. The winning caption for the December contest was “Leprechauns wasted no time changing their ways when they heard ‘data is the new gold’."

written by Brian King, a student at Rice University.  Brian’s caption invites conversation about the importance of data in today's society and how it is used as a currency amongst businesses.  Honorable mentions this month go to Ciaran Evans from Wake Forest University and Douglas VanDerwerken from the US Naval Academy for captions related to the value of good data visualizations (“The true treasure is the graphs we made along the way” and “A well-made figure is pure gold!” respectively).


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