Winners Announced for the 2014 K12 Poster Contest

​​ITS encouraged schools in Mississippi to participate in the 2014 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 the posters and selected winning posters from each age group (K-5, 6-8, 9-12).  The winners represented the following schools.

​Waynesboro Elementary School
Waynesboro Middle School
Pontotoc Middle School
Wayne County High School

All of 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 2015 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.

With more and more children becoming more active online, it is vital that we find exciting ways to highlight the importance of cyber security awareness.  This contest is an example of how we can begin to get young people thinking about cyber security. Congratulations to the students, teachers and schools that participated in this contest.

​See the Links below for previsous contest results.