During Cyber Security Awareness Month in October 2016, 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:
- Leake County Career and Technical Center
- Wayne County Career and Technical Center
- Pass Road Elementary
- Raleigh Jr. High School Elementary
- Beaumont Elementary School
The winning posters of the State of Mississippi contest will be entered 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 2018 National Cyber Security Calendar, the MS-ISAC website and may also be used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about Internet and cyber security.
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.