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Taxonomy Pun Contest Winners!

Your entries are in, and the judges have spoken! After poring over the puniest selection of taxonomy one-liners ever emailed, Facebooked, and tweeted our way, our celebrity judges selected their five favorites.

With heartfelt thanks to our readers and with the utmost appreciation for taxonomists past and present, we’ll post one winner a day leading up to Taxonomist Appreciation Day.

And now, our first 2016 pun contest winner:

 

 

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

And our second winner:

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Pun and illustration by Jen Burgess (@jenburgessart), a freelance science illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to her formal education in science and fine art, she is a trained naturalist and interpretive guide and is passionate about science communication and environmental education. In her free time, Jen can be found hiking with her dog, making soup, or sitting down to a cup of tea. Check out more of her work at jenburgessart.com and fb.com/jenburgessart.

And our third winner:

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Pun by @phishdoc, illlustration by Roar, @verdanteleanor.

And our fourth winner:

bhr_puns_16_vegaPun by @brianwolven. Illo by Belinda Vega, an Austin based Illustrator strongly inspired by old cartoons and creepy stuff. The result: crazy, cute bugs!

And our fifth winner:

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Pun by Dr. Jeffrey A. Stein, @SFEL_Stein. Illustration by Christin Hardy, Buzz Hoot Roar artist in residence.

Meet our celebrity judges!

Dr. Bryan Lessard is a postdoctoral fellow and taxonomist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Contests|0 Comments

Attention! Attention! Taxonomy Contest!

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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 third annual pun contest.

Check out one of last year’s winners:

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Pun by Natalie Sopinka (@phishdoc). Illustration by Christin Hardy (@c_hristin).

Here’s how it works:

1. Tweet us your best taxonomy-related pun by Wednesday, March 9.

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 2nd, 2016|Contests, Other Science|0 Comments

Taxonomy Puns! We Have Winners!

Five winners! Of more than 70 taxonomy appreciation puns emailed, Facebooked, commented, and tweeted our way, our esteemed and impartial judges selected their five punniest winners. We present them to you now, just in time for Taxonomist Appreciation Day!* Check in each day this week to see a new winner. And thanks for all the excellent submissions!

And, drumroll please: Our first winner for 2015!

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Pun by Natalie Sopinka (@phishdoc). Illustration by Christin Hardy (@c_hristin)

And our second winner:

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Pun by Julie Himes (@jehimes). Illustration by Hoot (@sarahblackmon).

And our day three winner:

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Pun by Rick Wright (@birdernewjersey), illustration by Heather Copley.

Here’s winner #4:

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Pun by Jeremy McNabb @JeremyMcnabb, illustration by Roar @VerdantEleanor

And finally, winner #5:

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Pun by Natalie Sopinka (@phishdoc), illustration by Chris Buddle (@cmbuddle).

Meet our celebrity judges!

Matt Shipman (@ShipLives) is a public information officer at North Carolina State University and a freelance science writer. He also writes the Communication Breakdown blog, which focuses on science communication. He lives near Raleigh, in a house full of humans.

Gwen Pearson (@Bug_Gwen) writes for WIRED science. She also is the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Purdue Department of Entomology.

Dr. Floyd W. Shockley (@Beetle_Guy) is the Acting Collections Manager of the National Insect Collection in the Department of Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  In addition to managing the 35 million specimens in the collection, he is an expert on fungus […]

By |March 16th, 2015|Contests|7 Comments

Attention! Attention! Taxonomy Pun Contest!

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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 second annual pun contest.

Here’s how it works:

1. Tweet us your best taxonomy-related pun by Friday, February 27.

2. We’ll select our 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 |February 18th, 2015|Contests, Other Science|3 Comments