Subject: The CAUSE Cartoon Caption Contest for March is now taking entries
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to
announce our tenth 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 post on the 2nd day of each month)
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending March 1 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.
February Results: We had 21 submissions for the February caption contest that featured a
cartoon showing two paleontologists at a dig site where they have uncovered a set of
dinosaur bones, but also an object that looks like the number 5. The February caption
contest was won by Mickey Dunlap from University of Georgia. Mickey’s caption,
"Paleontologists finally discover the origin of using a 5% level of
significance," was selected for its ability to foster a discussion about the
arbitrariness of the 5% significance level. An honorable mention that rose to the top of
the judging for it’s humor was the caption “The archaeologists were 95% confident they had
found the never before documented Fiveasaurus-Rex,” written by Michael Via a student at
Magruder High School.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our Winners!