• 2024 Cyber Calendar Contest

    To encourage participation in Cybersecurity Awareness Month activities and the MS-ISAC Kids Safe Online Contest, Region One ESC challenges District and Charter K-12 students in Region One to submit a drawing depicting a Cyber Awareness related topic. The 12 best drawings from grade groups K–5, 6–8, 9–12 will be selected to be used as a 12-month Region One Cybersecurity Awareness Calendar to be distributed to District and Charter School offices in Region One.  The winning entries will also be entered in the National MS-ISAC contest.

    The Region One Cybersecurity Calendar competition will continue to be a yearly tradition, encouraging Region One K-12 students to #BeCyberSmart and show others how to be Safe and Secure online.

    The 2024 Cyber Calendar contest form.

    Instructions and the student entry form are below. The contest is open from October 1, 2023 through November 3, 2023.


    Contest Timeline

    • Oct 2: Contest Start
    • Oct 2 – Nov 2: K12 Students work on entries for contest
    • Nov 3: All contest entries are due (ISO)
    • Nov 6 – Nov 10: Setup entries for judging, eliminate ineligible entries, judge final entries and choose best 12 (ESC Calendar Judges)
    • Nov 27: Send to print 24 posters for winners (1 for student 1 for teacher) 
    • Dec 1 - Dec 5:  Add winning entries to calendar first draft, review and edits to calendar (images, spelling, dates, cyber comments, etc.) (ISO & PMC)
    • Dec 6: Review final draft, correct any additional findings to final draft, announce winners on this web page. (ISO & PMC)  
    • Dec 7 - Dec 8: Print and assemble calendars, 84 completed calendars due by Dec. 15. 
    • Dec 18 – Dec 20: In person visit with calendar winners, deliver final calendars. (ISO) 
    • Dec 18: Mail out calendars to all 44 Region One District/Charter superintendents. (ISO) 
    • Dec 22: Send Region One winners to MS-ISAC for National Competition.

    PMC = Office of Partnerships, Marketing, and Communication
    ISO = Information Security Office

    2023 MS-ISAC National Contest Winners from Region One:  

    Deangelo, 5th Grade | Mission ISD Deangelo, 5th Grade | Mission ISD

    Victoria, 5th Grade | Mission ISD Victoria, 5th Grade | Mission ISD

    Michael, 10th Grade | Mission ISD Michael, 10th Grade | Mission ISD


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