Cartoons Are Funny; Manipulating Science is Not

Last year’s editorial cartoon contest from the Union of Concerned Scientists was such a success that we’re doing it again this year. Amateurs and professionals alike are invited to submit a cartoon on political interference in science.

The judges for this year's contest include Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles and "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau. They will be joined by Dave Coverly, the man behind "Speed Bump," and James MacLeod, the Evansville, Indiana history professor who won last year's contest.

The Science Idol winner will get $500 and a free 3-day trip to the nation's capital to have lunch with Toles. The contest deadline is May 22. If you know someone who might be interested, you should tell them about the contest.

For additional inspiration, or for a few laughs, check out last year’s finalists.

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