The OfQuack QED 2012 Competition
OfQuack, the government's regulator for Quack Medicine, needs your help to keep an eye on QED 2012. If you're a student, you could get sponsorship to go. Check it out.
OfQuack is the government's official regulator for quack medicine, and as part of our remit we need to keep an eye on those so-called "skeptics" who seem to think that medicine and reason go together. Their representative observed that he was unable to cover the whole event last year so they asked me for some help.
The answer? A competition to win a student ticket for QED 2012, worth £68.
To enter, you must fulfill the requirements for getting a student ticket (i.e. be a full-time student at 10 March 2012) and not be otherwise employed. You can be at University, school, or any recognized educational establishment. No "Hollywood Upstairs Medical College" or "Institute of Creation Research" please. There is no age limit, although under 18's will need to get their parent's permission to go. You will have to take care of accommodation and transport, I'm afraid.
Closing date was 5 September 2011. The Competition is now closed - see below for winner.
All you have to do is to email OfQuack via ofquack (at) moteprime.org and we will pass it on to their expert panel of quacks and quangocrats who will decide who will be going.
Points will be awarded for humour, originality, and just plain begging. Offers of bribery or "favours-in-kind" gladly received, but they will make no difference to the final outcome.
It would be good if you could commit to doing a convention report afterwards. If you're not in a position to publish it yourself, we can publish it on the OfQuack website.
OfQuack's decision will be final. No correspondence will be entered into.
We had a number of entries, all of which were excellent and worthy. In the end, all the valid entries were assigned a number, and one was selected using the random number function of a Casio fx100c calculator. (Who said we were behind the times?)
The winner was @cherryblack from Twitter, who has been doing some very interesting quack research into Chiropractic. Not strictly under our purview, but sufficiently related to qualify. See you there!