Stick Science Contest!

Florida Citizens for Science is excited to announce a fun contest with a bunch of cool prizes. It’s our “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 (or for the 12-year-old and under folks, a cartoon about “why understanding science is important”). 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.
  • Phil Plait, “Bad Astronomy” blogger at Discover magazine, and author whose latest book is Death from the Skies!
  • 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 Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life.
  • Kate Miller, found of Charlie’s Playhouse.

And our prizes! Wow, have we got some good ones. Signed books, toys, movies, T-shirts, hats, astronomy software, etc.

Deadline is May 31. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start drawing now!

3 Responses to “Stick Science Contest!”

  1. BobH Says:

    I think this is a great idea, and I’m impressed by the panel of judges you’ve got lined up! I’ve forwarded the link to my 13-year-old’s science teacher, and would encourage others to do likewise to try and get middle and high school kids’ brain juices flowing, and hopefully get the younger folks to participate in this (as well as their parents, of course!).

    My artistically challenged (but scientifically advanced) daughter is intrigued by the idea, and is already playing with ideas.

  2. William Wallace Says:

    $10 says the winning entry has something to do with evolution. (Like that’s hard to predict).

  3. PatrickHenry Says:

    William Wallace, your website says:

    We are dedicated to publishing content that is generally discouraged elsewhere because it does not toe the official line. Originally interested in historical and political coincidences, but also other subjects such as academic freedom, suppression of dissent in biology, intelligent design, Theory of Evolution, and vaccines.

    So why are you here?