Academia Obscura

By Glen Wright

The hidden silly side of higher education

Friday, 13 November 2015

The Second Annual Academics with Cats Awards!

Academic cat lovers around the world demanded it, and here it is: the Second Academics with Cats Awards! 

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.

CATegories

This year there are 5 categories. Get creative!

  • Academics and their Cats: you and your feline friend
  • Writing
  • Outreach
  • Impact
  • Teaching

Prizes

  • 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.
  • Category Winners
    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.
  • Runners-up
    You will receive a free ebook version of the forthcoming Academia Obscura book.

Dates

  • 20 November: Entries close
  • 20-25 November: Shortlisting
  • 25 November: Voting opens
  • 4 December: Voting closes
  • 7-11 December: Winner announcements

The shortlisting panel

The shortlist will be diligently put together by the following panel of experts:

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