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!