Security Awareness Video Competition

Congratulations to 2011 Winners

Cyber Security Awareness Video

Open to: high school, undergraduate, and graduate students located in the U.S.
Submission deadline: Wednesday, November 2; 11:59pm | Video submissions are now closed
Watch videos: go to our YouTube channel to see last year's submissions
Challenge captain: Jeanine Yang
Please email any questions to:
Do not submit videos via email. Emailed submissions will not be considered.


Cash prizes for winners

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $750
  • 3rd place: $500

Illustrate Online Security Risks

Submit a "public service" video or animated spot aimed at raising awareness of everyday cyber security threats, such as (but not limited to) social networking issues, privacy, malware, downloading un-trusted software, visiting infected websites, opening unknown attachments, or phishing. Your video should attempt to raise public awareness of the importance of safeguarding one's information online as well as preventative measures to achieve this goal. Take a look at our Suggested Reading for some ideas for your video.

Rules and Conditions

  • Submissions should be no longer than 60 seconds and not contain any violence, nudity, or foul language
  • Participants can submit 1 video only
  • Winners will be determined by a weighted combination of votes from internet voters, judges, and CSAW attendees
  • Only currently registered students (high school, undergraduate, or graduate) may apply
  • We reserve the right to request proof of registration

By making a submission, entrants give permission to the School of Engineering to edit and/or redistribute the submission. Any entries which do not adhere to all of the above rules and conditions are subject to disqualification.

Suggested Reading

The information security world has recently been buzzing with discussion regarding social networking sites. The following is a small subset of the articles that have been written regarding the risks associated with social networking sites: