I received this email on June 20.
I’m reaching out to you personally to let you know that the Union of Concerned Scientists just announced our annual editorial cartoon contest. This year, we are once again opening up the contest to submissions from the public - and we are looking forward to some fantastic entries.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
On issues from air quality to global warming, government science is being censored, manipulated, and distorted on an unprecedented scale. Scientists and citizens alike have helped UCS put the issue of political interference in science squarely on the public agenda. Now here's your chance to show off your artistic and comedic talents in support of independent science.
We here at UCS believe that your chapter possesses the talent to produce great work, and would love for you to submit work for our calendar cartoon contest. Winners of this year's contest will receive cash prizes of $500-1000, as well as a spot in our calendar which will feature the winning cartoons. For more information, please see the contest website.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing your work,
Union of Concerned Scientists