Registration

The CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020

Registration is now open!

  • 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).

About the competition

The NCSC are working hard to get more girls interested in a career in cyber security. The CyberFirst Girls Competition provides a fun but challenging environment to inspire the next generation of young women to consider a career in cyber security.

It consists of three distinct phases:

  1. The online qualifying round to identify the top teams that will qualify for the semi-final round
  2. The semi-final where teams will battle it out in their areas to qualify for a place in the Grand Final
  3. 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.
  4. The Grand Final where the top ten teams from the regions in England, and from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will gather to compete for the title of CyberFirst Girls Competition Winners 2020

Whatever ability, from beginner to expert, CyberFirst Girls Competition is an opportunity to learn something new about cyber security.

Highlights from 2019 final

The NCSC has been working hard to get more girls interested in a career in cyber security. The CyberFirst Girls Competition provides a fun and challenging environment to inspire the next generation of young women to consider a career in cyber security. View highlights from last year’s final from video above.

Frequently Asked Questions

This can happen sometimes usually if you have previously tried the platform and it isn’t open. You might need to clear your cache. A short cut to do this Windows: ctrl + F5, Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R

The competition is designed so the girls can do it both in school and /or at home. The girls can to it in the evenings, during lunch times and even at the weekend. You as the team guardian can keep an eye on their progress by using the mange teams button.

The competition has been designed to run on most browsers. If you are having difficulty running some of the challenges you could try to switch to a different browser and use the most up to date version that you can access.

No, just do as many of the challenges as you can, its not as simple as the first to complete all the challenges wins.

Each challenge is different, some are very quick to do and others might take time to work through to get the answer. Each challenge is scored different depending on its level of difficulty.

Yes at the end of the qualifier round the girls will have the option to print their own certificate from the platform. For those teams who make the semi-final they will also be presented with a semi-final certificate and a semi- finalists pin badge on the day.

Unfortunately not. The girls will have to enter the competition via their school.

No. You can do any that you like the look of in any order, in any of the categories. You can even start with the advanced ones first! 😊

If you are having any problems accessing the Platform please check with your school administrator as they made need to add the CyberFirst Girls Comp (https://girlscompetition.cyberfirst.ncsc.gov.uk/) to the School ‘white list’.

Want more info? Reach out to us

If you have any further queries or questions about CyberFirst then please contact us via general enquiries.