Last year Florida Citizens for Science conducted a fun Stick Science contest. What led up to that contest was that I happened to have a stack of goodies I had collected over time that would make great prizes. So, I came up with the Stick Science cartoon contest as a way to distribute those cool items.
Right now I have a couple of items that might make OK prizes, but nothing like last year. So, that’s where you folks come in. If you want to get another Stick Science contest rolling, then I need some help with hunting down cool prizes and seeing if we can rope in a few “celebrity” judges. I’ll go ahead and start a little networking on my own to see what can be done, but my time tends to be limited. If any of you folks out there have contacts that would be useful in this endeavor, please let me know.
Last year’s contest took a while to gather steam, but by the time it was over we had attracted a surprisingly decent amount of attention. The Scientist magazine wrote about it, which I thought was cool. And I had a handful of people tell me that they had wanted to make an entry, but didn’t get it submitted in time. I think this is an idea that can grow and go far. I just need some help getting things going. Contact me if you have any contacts or any ideas. Thanks.