The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has announced the 12 finalists in their third annual Science Idol: Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. The public now has to opportunity to vote for the winner.
The UCS received hundreds of cartoon entries from artists. A panel of cartoonists (Dave Coverly, Mike Keefe, Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, Wiley Miller, and Signe Wilkinson) along with Jesse Springer, winner of last year’s Science Idol contest, helped narrow down the entries to the 12 that will appear in the 2009 UCS scientific integrity calendar.
Voting is open through August 8. The winner’s cartoon will appear on the cover, receive a $500 prize, a trip to Washington D.C. and an autographed copy of KAL’s “Kal Draws Criticism.”