Voting on Science Idol

It’s Time to Vote: Choose Your Science Idol!

Our summer of independent science is coming to a close, but there’s one important step left—it’s time to cast your vote for your favorite scientific integrity cartoon!

Your Chance to Win:
Vote now for a chance to win a 2007 Defending Science calendar featuring all 12 finalist cartoons!

Earlier this year, we offered thousands of UCS supporters and other Americans the chance to enter Science Idol: The Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. Then, throughout the summer, artists from all over the country took the challenge and submitted hundreds of entries. Next, our four celebrity judges helped narrow those entries down to our 12 finalists. Now it’s up to you to choose the winner—Vote now!   

At the end of September, the cartoonist with the most votes will win an all-expenses paid trip to have lunch with the celebrity judge of his or her choice, plus: 

  • $500
  • A signed copy of Dude: The Big Book of Zonker by Gary Trudeau
  • Winning entry printed in Catalyst and featured on the UCS website
  • Winning entry promoted on
  • Winning entry printed on cover of 2007 Defending Science calendar
  • Fifty copies of the 2007 Defending Science calendar, including one signed by all celebrity judges 
  • But the prizes aren’t just limited

    to the cartoonists—everyone who votes will be entered in a drawing to win one of 50 copies of the 2007 Defending Science calendar featuring the work of our top 12 finalistsClick here to give your friends the opportunity to win.Voting will close on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at 11:59 p.m. EST and we’ll announce our grand prize winner the following week. You can only vote once, so choose carefully—Vote Today!Sincerely,

    Michael Halpern
    National Field Organizer
    UCS Scientific Integrity Program

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