The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to
announce our 50th Cartoon Caption Contest – now ongoing every month for over four years!
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 July 30 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 and their caption.
June Results: The June caption contest featured a cartoon showing a scuba diver at
looking excitedly at some plots and graphs on the ocean floor but ignoring a treasure
chest filled with jewels and gold artifacts nearby. The winning caption for the June
contest was “I guess that's what they call deep learning!” by Luis Rivera-Galicia from
Alcala University in Spain. Luis’ caption is a clever way to introduce neural networks
and machine learning topics. An honorable mention goes to Aleka Kapatou from American
University for her caption “When we dive into information, sometimes we find a treasure in
the data, sometimes we find data in the treasure!” that can be used in general discussions
about the value of statistical analyses.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!