The CAUSE Cartoon Caption Contest for January is now taking entries
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to
announce our 20th 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 and
submissions are due at the end of the month)
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending January 31st 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.
December Results: The December caption contest featured a cartoon showing the offices of
“Acme Stock Brokerage” with several brokers sitting by their workstations – one is dressed
in ragged clothes and throwing darts at a screen with labels like “up,” “really up,”
“down,” “really down,” etc… The winning caption for the December contest was “Beggars
can’t be choosers if they pick at random,” written by Larry Lesser from University of
Texas at El Paso. Larry’s caption provides a nice avenue for facilitating discussions of
the importance of modeling in making forecasts.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and remember to let your students know about
the CAUSE caption contest!