Competition! Win a Copy of ‘Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories’

Whether you’re an avid believer in government mind-control or a firm sceptic of anything that isn’t in the textbooks, there’s something about conspiracy theories (and the people who believe them) that fascinates us. Rob Brotherton’s new book Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories explores the history of conspiracy theories and the psychology of why we have them.

Cyborg ProgressWe’ve given the book a read and it gets a big thumbs-up from us. The full review is on the way, but for a chance to win one of three copies of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories we want you to give us your best original conspiracy theory. We gave you this creepy image as inspiration, but it can be about anything – providing it doesn’t already exist.

Be as creative and outrageous as you like. Go on, see if you can convince us it’s real.

First prize: one copy of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories and your entry will be published online at Guru Magazine (full credit will be given to you for the theory)

Second and third prize: one copy of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories

Entries should be submitted by email or social media accounts (twitter or facebook) or via the contact form at the bottom of the page.

The rules:

  • Your conspiracy theory must be an original theory of your own invention. It cannot be taken from another source.
  • Entries should be no longer than 400 words. Photos, images,  drawings and doctored websites are allowed.
  • Bonus points go for using this image to spark your theory. It doesn’t have to be a literal interpretation of the image, but try to use it for inspiration.
  • All entries must be submitted by February 26th 2016. Any entries received after this time will not be considered for a prize.
  • Winners will be contacted by email and announced by social media.

Photo Credit: Pascal via Flickr Creative Commons

Conspiracy theory competition entry form:


Article by Kate Timms

February 9, 2016

Kate Timms

Kate is a PhD student who previously studied Biomedical Sciences (because she couldn’t decide what she wanted to specialise in) and Maternal and Fetal Health (because eventually she did decide). When not working in a science lab at the University of Manchester until an unseemly hour, she can usually be found watching women’s football (usually also at an unseemly hour). She also has a peculiar habit of trying to make other people watch also her favourite sport. Seriously, have you ever watched a game of women’s football?

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