2019 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition - registration open
|Dates:||3 December 2018 - 28 January 2019|
|What is it:||Activity|
|Organiser:||Department of Mathematics|
|Who is it for:||Primary schools, Families, Post 16, Secondary schools|
Do you know anyone in secondary school who likes cracking codes or solving puzzles? Or maybe you just know pupils who want to win some prizes? Registration for the 2019 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is now open!
ALAN TURING CRYPTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2019
Who: Year 11 and below in England and Wales, S4 in Scotland and Year 12 in Northern Ireland
What: The 2019 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is now in its 7th year. It’s an online competition run by The University of Manchester's School of Mathematics. Every one to two weeks a new chapter of the story is released and there are six chapters in total. Each chapter has a new cryptographic puzzle to solve. The team (one to four people) that solves the chapter’s puzzle the fastest wins a prize, but there will also be up to ten 'spot prizes' for every chapter chosen at random from teams who submit the correct answers.
When: The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition begins on Monday, 28 January 2019
Prize: The prizes are sponsored by the travel search company Skyscanner. Two of the three founders of Skyscanner were former computer scientists from The University of Manchester – two people who directly benefited from Turing’s contributions to Manchester and computing. At the end of the competition we will host the Alan Turing Cryptography Day on Wednesday, 1 May 2019 with everything from a live cryptography challenge to a prize ceremony for the competition winners. It’s not to be missed!
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