Cyber security competitions can take place either online or at a specific locations and run the gamut from testing security flaws in business software to hacking into drone navigation systems. Want to be challenged? See the list below for Cyber Competition opportunities.



CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air & Space Forces Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Learn More



eCYBERMISSION is a free, online science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine. Students are challenged to work in teams of 2-4 to identify a problem in their community to explore using scientific practices or solve with engineering design. Learn More

High School Capture the Flag (HSCTF)

HSCTF ("High School Capture the Flag") is the first CTF designed by high schoolers for high schoolers. Unlike other CTFs, HSCTF isn't purely about computer security. It extends the CTF model of competition to other areas of computer science such as the design and analysis of algorithms and programming languages. Learn More


The National Cyber League (NCL)

The NCL, powered by Cyber Skyline, enables students to prepare and test themselves against practical cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce, such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pen testing and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and much more! Learn More


Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)

JSS is an educational program for 5th through 8th grade students with the goal of creating the fastest, most interesting and best crafted solar-vehicle possible. Learn More


Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) Program is a Tri-Service – U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force and Space Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. Learn More



Gain access to a safe and unique hands-on experience where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, and think creatively and critically to solve the challenges and capture the flags. Learn More


CCoE Academic Outreach K-12 Cyber Competitions