The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) is promoting a Cyber Security Awareness Poster Contest to encourage young people to use the Internet safely and securely and to craft messages and images that will best resonate with their peers across the state. All public and private schools, and youth organizations in Kindergarten through 12th grade in Mississippi are eligible to participate in the contest. The poster contest will be launched in October as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
ITS will judge all entries and will select up to 3 winning posters per grade group (K-5, 6-8, 9-12). Any entry that infringes upon copyright will not be judged.
The winning posters from 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). National contests will include Kindergarten throught 12th grade students in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories. The winning posters selected in the national contest will be displayed in a national cybersecurity calendar, the MS-ISAC website and may also be used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about Internet and cybersecurity.
See the Links below for previous contest results.