Welcome to the 6th Annual "Kids Safe Online" Cybersecurity Calendar Contest.
This contest is hosted by the State of Arizona Enterprise Technology Office, Security Team and the Arizona Department of Education.
Please ensure to read this entire page before you begin your entry.
The State of Arizona Enterprise Security Team is excited to launch a new year of cybersecurity awareness for our state's youth and to receive creative drawings from Arizona students. The contest is a way for youths to stop and think about the risks when using the internet, social media and computer safety. Our goal is to increase awareness about cybersecurity in the community and to encourage students in grades K-12 to be cyber smart and share information with their peers.
Teachers gather your students and make this contest a whole class initiative or promote students who are interested in being creative. Talk about cybersecurity and how students can illustrate an impactful message through art.
Follow these 3 simple steps to enter the contest:
1. Create original artwork
2. Complete this entry form
3. Mail artwork and the entry form by December 14, 2018 to:
State of Arizona
Enterprise Technology Office- Security Team, Ed Yeargain
100 North 15th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The contest is open to the K-12 student population in Arizona including:
Youth Organizations (e.g., YMCA, Boys & Girls Club)
Your participation is extremely important. Make this the time to educate your students on the many cyber risks in their world. The benefits to you include:
1. Give your students an opportunity to express themselves creatively while focusing on important cybersecurity issues that will be recognized by the State of Arizona and possibly at the Federal level.
2. Educational Technology Standards may be met. Click here for more details: Government Standards
3. Your participation enters you in a drawing to earn a prize with a value.
ART REQUIREMENTS AND JUDGING CRITERIA
The artwork must illustrate the safe use of the internet and/or mobile devices and must demonstrate one of the following concepts:
Cyber Bullying: Interacting with others - anti-bullying or threatening when online
Cybersecurity: Safeguarding personal information on the Internet
Cyber Safety and Phishing: Only visiting safe websites, the dangers of online gaming and gambling, protecting against identity theft
Malicious Code - Not sending worms and viruses, not downloading malicious code from games or websites
Cyber Community Citizenship (Cyber Ethics)
Social Networking - Safe use of social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snap Chat, etc.
Mobile media devices and applications
Inappropriate material for kids
- Any other original concept that illustrates safe use of the internet or mobile devices
The following items will be reviewed during the selection process:
- A clear message is conveyed by the text and artwork
- The art theme is displaying at least one of the topics listed below
- Creativity, originality and artistic quality
- Visual clarity - easily read
- Bright and colorful
- Teachers, support staff and parents may offer minimum technical support but cannot aid in the creative process.
- Original hand drawn or electronically created submissions will be accepted.
- Text should be dark and large enough to read.
- Must comply with calendar requirements (listed below)
DO NOT submit artwork that contains trademarked images or brands such as Disney Characters, Dell, Google, Twitter, etc.
DO NOT put the artist's identifying information (such as student’s full name or age) on the front of the artwork
Layout & Dimensions:
Minimum: 11” x 8.5"
Maximum: 11” x 14”
Landscape Layout only (calendars are in landscape format).
Calendar submissions and entry forms must be received via US Mail or other courier no later than Friday December 14, 2018.
Late entries will not be accepted. If your entry is received passed the deadline, you will receive a certificate of completion.
An awards event wil take place in the spring 2019 to feature arwork and distribute prizes to the winners.
One overall winner: artwork will be featured on the cover of the calendar and receive the grand prize.
One winner per grade will be selected
High School 9-12
Winners will receive the honor of having their artwork showcased in the 6th Annual Arizona Security Awareness Calendar.
The calendar will be distributed throughout the state of Arizona and may also be used in campaigns to raise awareness among children of all ages about Internet and computer safety throughout the year.
Each winner will also be awarded a prize from our sponsors. Last year's prizes totaled $1,300. Check for updates for this year's prizes that will be posted soon.
All Arizona winners will automatically be entered in the Federal Kids Safe Online Calendar Contest conducted in 2019. Artwork will be judged with other students in various states participating in this contest.
Questions may be directed to Ed Yeargain at 602-542-1837 or email [email protected]