You asked for it, and here it is! The Second Academics with Cats Awards launches today!
How to enter
Simple! Check out the categories below and tweet your finest cat pics (with caption) to #AcademicsWithCats. We’ll collate them and our expert panel will shortlist the best. Public voting will open on 25 November 2015.
This year there are 5 categories. Get creative!
- Academics and their Cats: you and your feline friend
Best in Show
Your cat will receive a professorship certificate, mortar board, and collar tag, and will become the Mice Chancellor of Academia Obscura (@MiceChancellor). Your cat will also be entered into the Academic Cats Hall of Fame. You will receive a signed copy of the forthcoming Academia Obscura book.
Your cat will feature in a series of demotivational academic posters (if they so wish!). You will receive a signed copy of the forthcoming Academia Obscura book.
You will receive a free ebook version of the forthcoming Academia Obscura book.
- Tuesday 3 November: Launch!
- Friday 20 November: Entries close
- 20-25 November: Shortlisting
- 25 November: Voting opens
- 15 December: Voting closes
- 16-18 December: Winner announcements
The shortlisting panel
The shortlist will be diligently put together by the following panel of experts.
Deborah is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University and co-winner of the first Academics with Cats Awards.
Nadine is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, and an academic with both cats and dogs.
Cristina is an avid golfer, Sci Comm expert, and tweeter. Her cat tweets @academichashcat.
Glen is the founder of Academia Obscura. A catless academic, he started #AcademicsWithCats to fill the void.