Today, Florida Citizens for Science launched the 2nd Annual Stick Science Cartoon Contest. The basic concept here is to draw a cartoon that educates the public about misconceptions the average person has about science. Make sure you check out the rules before entering! The cool thing is that all entries must be drawn using stick figures. This is about creative ideas, not artistic ability.
We have a panel of judges standing by to pick out some winners:
>> Genie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education.
>> Carl Zimmer, science writer whose articles regularly appear in the New York Times and Discover magazine, “The Loom” blogger at Discover magazine, and author whose latest book is The Tangled Bank, An Introduction to Evolution.
>> Jorge Cham, writer and artist of Piled Higher and Deeper, a comic strip about life, or the lack thereof, in academia. He was a Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005 and obtained a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, specializing in Robotics.
>> Jay Hosler, author and illustrator of science-oriented comics such as The Sandwalk Adventures, and Optical Allusions. He is also an entomologist and associate professor of biology at Juniata College.
And check out our prizes! Signed books, T-shirts, and astronomy stuff!
Deadline is August 31. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start drawing now!