CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020 21st November 2019

The CyberFirst Girls Competition aims to support girls interested in a career in cyber security. The NCSC will once again be running the CyberFirst Girls Competition in 2020.

The competition is aimed at Year 8 girls in England and Wales, Year 9 in Northern Ireland and S2 in Scotland. We made a deliberate shift in age group in 2018 to give as many girls as possible the opportunity to find out more about cyber security with a view to potentially influencing the subjects they take at GCSE (or equivalent).

What you need to know

  • Teams are made up of up to four female students in Year 8, S2 or Year 9 (NI).
  • Teams need to be supported by a responsible adult appointed by the school who is aged over 18 years and who can act as the team guardian.
  • Team guardians do not need to have any cyber knowledge or be an IT or computer science teacher. Their role is to register the teams and facilitate access to the competition.
  • Schools can enter as many teams as they like if they fit the qualifying criteria (see above).
  • The semi-final round will be self-funded by the school.
  • The Grand Final will be fully funded by the NCSC.

Key dates for your diary

  • 2nd December 2019 – Registration opens
  • 13th to 22nd January 2020 – Qualifier round
  • 8th February 2020 – semi-final day
  • 15/16th March 2020 – Grand Final

To find out more, click here: CyberFirst Girls

CyberFirst Girls is part of the larger CyberFirst programme aimed at encouraging more young people between 11-17 into cyber security.