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
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
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!