CyberFirst Girls Competition - Give girls a head start

CyberFirst Girls Competition - Give girls a head start

Online qualifying round has started

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.

The competition is a team event, with each one made up of 4 female students from Year 8 in England and Wales, Year 9 in Northern Ireland and S2 in Scotland.

It consists of three distinct phases:

  • the online qualifying round to identify the top teams in each home nation and English region
  • the semi-final where teams will battle it out in their areas to qualify for a place in the Grand Final
  • the Grand Final where the top ten teams drawn from the regions in England, and from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will gather to compete for the title of UK CyberFirst Girls Competition Winners.

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



2021 Girls Competition key dates:

30th November 2020 - team registration opened

25th January - 3rd February 2021 (12pm) - online qualifying round is open

12th March 2021 - Home nations and English regions semi-final

26th April 2021 - Grand Final