We had 38 submissions for the October caption contest that featured a cartoon showing an alien from the “xylopf survey company” interviewing a horse. The October caption contest had two co-winners:
- Larry Lesser, from The University of Texas at El Paso, won with his entry “Thank you for being part of this Gallop Poll!” Larry’s caption was selected for its brevity and clever play on words and for being well suited for starting a conversation about the history and use of statistics in polling.
- Our second winner was Alan Russell from Elon University whose entry “If your sample isn't drawn correctly, it will be flawed even if it came straight from the horse's mouth!” would be useful in a discussion of the importance of design in surveys.
Other honorable mentions that rose to the top of the judging included:
- “Xylopf Poll Results: A majority of the creatures on the green and blue planet are brown neigh-sayers” written by Anna Peterson from Iowa State University.
- “So your answer to the question, 'Do aliens exist?' would be Neigh?” written by Erin Hodgess of University of Houston.
- “Sorry 'neigh'bor ... I only participate in Gallop's surveys” written by Jeff Collier from LCM High School.
- “Based on the findings of this survey all creatures on this planet must have 4 legs, a tail, and neigh in answer to any question..., how convenient that I met one of them on my first try!,” written by Catharina Beussen, from Alisal High School.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to all of our Winners!