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The final 2017 winner!

And our last winning submission for this year’s Taxonomy Day Pun Contest! The pun’s by @phishdoc!

 

Special thanks again to our expert judges for picking the punniest puns this year! Their job was a tough one. The competition was steep!

Our judges:

James Hutson (@jameshutson) is a visual science communications specialist who explains all manner of things with award-winning, animated and narrated explainer videos, illustrations and infographics (jameshutson.net).

Christine Nishiyama (@might_could) is an illustrator and writer working out of Atlanta. She lends her approachable, charming style to picture books, graphic novels, and comics. She also writes essays and teaches courses to help other creatives tell their own stories, and encourage everyone to make more art (mightcouldstudios.com).

Hoot, graphic designer (@sarahblackmonlips)

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pun contest, day 4…another winner!

Today’s winning submission by @oberrated explains why we’ve been hearing “Free Bird” trickling through salmon-packed babbling brooks and streams. #SciArt by Hoot (@sarahblackmonlips)!

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By |March 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our third winner!

Today’s pun was submitted by @manila_folder, who by all reports is a fun-gi.

By |March 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

And our second winner…

Protists might be hard to classify, but they can get organized when they need to!

Pun and illustration by Jennifer Joslin (@SpecimenJenn), a freelance designer and natural science illustrator living in the forested outskirts of Portland, Oregon. She recently completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a focus on Biological Conservation, a subject which continually influences her creative work. Jenn can usually be found drawing, reading, exploring the Pacific Northwest, or helping people care for wildlife in some way or another.

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Announcing the winners of the 2017 #TaxonomyPun contest!

Happy week of Taxonomist Appreciation Day! Years ago, California State University Dominguez Hills’s  Associate Professor of Biology Terry McGlynn minted the day to call attention to the extraordinary and often-overlooked services taxonomists provide to all of us. Buzz Hoot Roar honors our systematists and taxonomists with a pun competition. This year, we had dozens of top rate punsters and some of our all-time favorite puns. We were tickled pink to have the great artists James Hutson and Christine Nishiyama, as well as our own artsy Sarah Blackmon Lips judge the puns (learn more about them below).

Without further ado, here’s our first winner. Pun illustrated by Roar.

Way to go, @LinguoMalkavian!

Our judges:

James Hutson (@jameshutson) is a visual science communications specialist who explains all manner of things with award-winning, animated and narrated explainer videos, illustrations and infographics (jameshutson.net).

Christine Nishiyama (@might_could) is an illustrator and writer working out of Atlanta. She lends her approachable, charming style to picture books, graphic novels, and comics. She also writes essays and teaches courses to help other creatives tell their own stories, and encourage everyone to make more art (mightcouldstudios.com).

Hoot, graphic designer (@sarahblackmonlips)

Stay tuned for another winner each day this week!

By |March 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attention! Attention! Pun Contest!

In honor of our great appreciation for those who love to order, classify, categorize, group, arrange, grade and rank (and just in time for Taxonomist Appreciation Day), Buzz Hoot Roar is proud to announce its fourth annual pun contest.

Check out one of last year’s winners:

Pun by Emily Dangremond, @Docta_Danger. Illustration by Buzz, @verdantrobin.

Here’s how it works:

1. Tweet us your best taxonomy-related pun by Friday, March 10.

2. Our celebrity judges will select five favorites.

3. Winners will receive: their puns illustrated on Buzz Hoot Roar’s blog, a set of printed greeting cards to share with the taxonomists in their lives, and a BHR super-soft T-shirt.

Let the witticisms begin!

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By |March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment