2011 Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest Results

The sixth annual Scientific Integrity Cartoon Contest has ended, and the winner is John Klossner of South Berwick, Maine!

 John's cartoon, shown below, will grace the front cover and June page of the 2012 Scientific Integrity Calendar.


Trailing by just 111 votes (out of nearly 17,000 cast) was this second-place entry by Michael O'Brien of Olney, MD:

Congratulations to John for his first-place finish and to Michael for making it such a close race. And thanks to everyone who voted!

The 2012 UCS Scientific Integrity Calendar

You can now order the 2012 calendar featuring all twelve of this year's finalist cartoons plus several bonus ones. Explanations of relevant political contexts and circumstances accompany each cartoon. It’s a great gift for the science-lover or policy wonk in your life!

Order your calendar!

Why Editorial Cartoons?

We seek to raise awareness about the consequences of political interference in science in an accessible way—and this issue is certainly fertile ground for satire. See some of the most popular cartoons from previous years here.

In the meantime, you can learn more about our efforts to create a strong scientific integrity culture within federal agencies. You can also track the administration’s progress in restoring scientific integrity to federal policy making or investigate previous case studies of how science has been politicized.

Spread the Word and Get Involved

We need the persistent and energetic engagement of scientists and non-scientists alike to continue to push the Obama administration to implement scientific integrity reform. If you're a scientist, engineer, or health professional, join the UCS Science Network to learn about ways you can weigh in with federal policy makers. If you are not a scientist and want to be involved, please sign up here.