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Stick Science Contest
Enter to win GREAT prizes!

Stick Science Contest: Rules & Entry

Entry Rules:

  • Contest is open to anyone who wants to enter with the exception of contest judges and their families. Folks outside the U.S. are welcome to participate (We just ask that you be patient with us concerning the shipping of prizes. Iíve never sent anything international before.).
  • The entry must deal with science education. This contest is not about philosophy or religion. Furthermore, this contest is not about making fun of creationists. We want you to help us correct misconceptions and false arguments used against science in a way that will educate, not ridicule.
  • Entries must be cartoon drawings using stick figures.
  • Entries must fit on a standard 8.5" x 11" piece of paper when printed. Orientation of paper can be horizontal or vertical.
  • Entries can be hand drawn or computer generated.
  • Entries can be color or black and white.
  • Entries can be accompanied by short, concise written information explaining what is going on in your cartoon. Keep in mind that the longer the written explanation, the worse your chances will be of winning.
  • Only one entry per contestant.
  • Cartoon must be the original work (both artwork and written words) of the entrant. If the judges already saw it on a T-shirt, bumper sticker, website, etc., you can be disqualified.
  • Deadline is August 31. Entries received after midnight on August 31 will not be accepted.
  • If you are under 18, we will need to verify that your parents are okay with your entering.
  • All submissions (winners and non-winners) become property of Florida Citizens for Science. You will get proper credit as the creator any time the cartoon is officially used. Cartoons can be used by Florida Citizens for Science and possibly the National Center for Science Education and other pro-science groups/organizations to promote science education and educate the public, especially whenever antievolution efforts get any traction in the United States. If you don't want your cartoon used for these purposes, then do not enter. Cartoons will not be used to make money in any way.

August 1 -- contest opened.
August 31 -- submission deadline.
September 1 - 8 -- first round of judging by Florida Citizens for Science members.
September 8 - 15 -- second round of judging by celebrity judges.
September 16 - 19 -- verification of results.
September 19 -- winners announced.

How to enter:
By e-mail -- send e-mail to stickscience@flascience.org. In body of e-mail include the following information:
First name:
Last name:
Phone number:
City and state:
(If you are under 18, also include parent's name and contact information.)

Also in the body of the e-mail you may include any written explanations of your cartoon you find necessary. Attach your cartoon to the e-mail. Cartoon can be in .jpg, .png or .pdf format. Entries submitted in other formats run the risk of not being accepted if they can't be opened with a basic image viewer program.

Reduce file size to UNDER 900 KB. If you have problems reducing file size while maintaining image quality, please let me know. WARNING: Large files that clog up my mail box can be deleted without being opened to make room for entries that comply with the file size rule.

By postal mail -- to obtain a mailing address, please first e-mail a request to stickscience@flascience.org.
Mail a quality copy of your cartoon to the provided address. (Note: entries will not be returned.)
Include the following information:
First name:
Last name:
Phone number:
City and state:
(If you are under 18, also include parent's name and contact information.)

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