I have 3 t-shirts from figshare that I want to give away. The first one will be given away to the person who comes up with the best contest to give away the other two shirts. Be creative with your contest idea, but keep it related to sharing scientific information, open science, citizen science, etc.
It could be anything at all, I won’t be particular but I will probably weigh my decision on the merits of: impact, creativity, and hilarity (but not necessarily in that order). Also I can’t rule out just plain sucking up. But overall I would prefer ideas that get the scientific community engaged in sharing science. Also keeping it simple is a good rule of thumb, but I won’t stop anyone from suggesting people build a giant robot that shakes down scientists to put their data online (nor will I stop anyone from actually building said robot).
If this contest goes well, and the winning contest goes well then hopefully I can host more contests in the near future. With that said, let’s get it started! Suggestions go in the comments:
UPDATE: I forgot to mention when the deadline will be. Get your ideas submitted by Wednesday Nov 7 at 11:59pm mountain time (my time zone).
UPDATE 2: According to Mark, these t-shirts are limited edition, so you’ll definitely want one.