Are you aged 12-18 and enjoy puzzles, code breaking and cyber? Then our CyberCenturion competition could be just the thing for you.

Over the past two years we have seen over 100 teams compete from across the UK and Overseas Territories, but we’d love to see more!

How CyberCenturion works

CyberCenturion mirrors the US CyberPatriot competition, a major US STEM education programme presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and created by the US Air Force Association. We are invested in replicating the success of CyberPatriot, which has already engaged more than 250,000 students, educating them on the opportunities in cyber security across the US. It is open to anyone with an interest in cyber, defence, puzzles and code breaking.

The competition is played by teams of between four, with an optional reserve player. Each team must include a responsible adult as the liaison between the organisers and the participants, and every team participant must be age 12-18 years when the game is played. The competition is open to anyone in the UK or overseas territories that meets the age requirements and has the correct team format (including leader).

To encourage further diversity in the competition, this year there will be a series of ‘tracks’ for CyberCenturion: girls only teams, boys only teams, mixed teams (even gender split), cadets teams and general teams. One top-scoring team in each of these tracks will be fast-tracked to the National Final, alongside the five highest scoring teams of the competition. Read more on this here.

Each team must play a series of online qualifying rounds, which will challenge them to learn about networking, defence and cyber security. If the team scores higher than most of the other players and makes it to the leader board, then they will be invited to play in the National Final, a face-to-face competition which finds the ultimate champion team for the year.

To view or download an infographic please click on the link below.



The 2017/18 competition is now open for registration. If you are interested in signing up, please email our team using the form below.

  • First practice ‘exhibition round’: 12th July-8th August, click here for more
  • Final registration date for 2017/18 competition: 6th October 2017
  • Practice rounds: September & October 2017 – dates TBC
  • Round 1: 3rd-5th November 2017
  • Round 2: 8th-10th December 2017
  • Round 3: 19th-21st January 2018
  • National Finals: March 2018 – date TBC