• Madeline Howard

CyberVibe: the Cygenta Cyber Security Writing Competition

A few weeks ago we launched CyberVibe, our cyber security writing competition. We ran this competition to give students the opportunity to share what cyber security means to them. After a difficult year, we know that many students have been excited and enthused by cyber security and the future opportunities the industry has for them. We have been overwhelmed by the 600+ entires we received, all of which were so impressive. Our judges had a tough job on their hands! A huge well done to everyone who took part. We're delighted to announce the winner of CyberVibe 2020 is....

🏆 Emilia from Cleeve School! 🏆

You can read her blog on what cyber security means to her here.

As well as the overall CyberVibe winner, our judges helped us pick winners, runners up and highly commended entries for each age category. Each category winner will receive a signed copy of Dr Jessica Barker's book, 'Confident Cyber Security: how to get started in cyber security and futureproof your career', and Emilia also wins a signed copy of Geoff White's book 'Crime Dot Com: from viruses to vote rigging, how hacking went global'.

We're thrilled to announce the winners, runners-up and highly commended for our three age categories:

The Avengers - age 10-13

We had SO many entries for this cateogry meaning it was particlury hard for our judges to decide the winner! We have therefore chosen not only a runner-up and a highly commended, but some honorable mentions too.

🏆 Winner: Jack, Nunnery Wood

🏅 Runner-up: Stanley, Newent Community School

🎖️Highly commended: Ava, Wyedean School & Sixth Form Centre

🌟 Honourable Mentions: Poppy, The Dean Academy; Willow, The Dean Academy; Alexander, Nunnery Wood

🤩 And finally Nikola, Newent Community School, who was chosen as our cyber security 'go-giver' by Judge Nicola Whiting

The Legends - age 14-15

🏆 Winner: Torri, Berkeley Green UTC

🏅 Runner-up: Alicia, The Dean Academy

🎖️Highly commended: Charlie, Berkeley Green UTC

The Masters - age 16-18

🏆 Winner: Emilia, Cleeve School

🏅 Runner-up: Jacob, Berkeley Green UTC

🎖️Highly commended: Ashley, Berkeley Green UTC

A huge thank you to all of our incredible judges: Geoff White, Chani Simms, Mark Schiller, Sophia McCall, Ali Crockford, Nicola Whiting, Kevin Millwood and our very own FC, Jess Barker and Madeline Howard. Finally a huge thanks to Emma Williams from Wyedean School for your support in helping shape CyberVibe!

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