K12 Cyber Security Poster Contest
During Cyber Security Awareness Month in October 2017, ITS encouraged schools in Mississippi to participate in the Cyber Security Awareness Poster Contest. This contest encourages young people to use the Internet safely and securely and engages them in creating messages and images to communicate to their peers the importance of staying safe online. Posters were judged on the following criteria: creativity, originality, poster concept and adherence to technical specifications.
All public, private or homeschooled students in Kindergarten - 12th grades in Mississippi were eligible to participate in the contest. ITS judged and selected winning posters. The winners represented the following schools.
- West Marion Primary School
- Wayne County Career and Technical Education Center
- Madison Middle School
- Wayne Central School
- Northwest Rankin Middle
- Perry Central High School
- Capitol City Alternative School
ITS entered the winning posters of the state of Mississippi contest into the national poster contest sponsored by the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) division of Center for Internet Security (CIS). The national contest will include students from the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories. The winning posters will be displayed in the 2019 National Cyber Security Calendar, the MS-ISAC website and may also be used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about the Internet and cybersecurity.
Improving cybersecurity awareness for people of all ages is more important than ever. This contest is an example of how we can get young people thinking about cybersecurity. Congratulations to the students, teachers, and schools that participated in this contest.
See the Links below for previous contest results.