Competition Team

Want to learn cybersecurity? Want to compete and show off the skills you learn? Want to WIN?

Then join our team! We need smart girls that enjoy learning about cybersecurity.

We are competing in different competitions throughout the year.

We'll teach you everything you need to know to be a cyber pro, not just compete.

CTF Workshops 2018 - Registration Now OPEN

CTFs are a kind of cybersecurity competitions, and they are offered for adult professionals, college students, and high school students. Most CTFs for high schoolers are “Jeopardy style” events that present a series of questions for teams to answer in such categories as cryptography, forensics, web applications, and reverse engineering. 

Please Note: If you want your daughter to just attend the practices to learn and be ahead of the curve, she can! Notate on the registration form that she'd like to attend the practices.

Register here.

Planned Competitions:


CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.

  • We start practicing in the Summer months.
  • Location for practice and qualification: Maryland, DC, or Virginia
  • Snacks will be provided.
  • Bring your laptop if you have one.
  • Deadline to register for this competition: Registration is closed



HSCTF is a national online hacking competition designed to educate high schoolers in computer science.



picoCTF is a computer security game targeted at middle and high school students. The game consists of a series of challenges centered around a unique storyline where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, or do whatever it takes to solve the challenge. The challenges are all set up with the intent of being hacked, making it an excellent, legal way to get hands-on experience.



In support of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiative, MITRE will be hosting a national Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition. The virtual event gives high school and college students the opportunity to compete against their peers in cyber security challenges. Teams of four will work together to solve problems in steganography, software exploitation, computer forensics, cryptography, and networking.


Maryland Cyber Challenge

The annual Maryland Cyber Challenge was developed to encourage young Marylanders to enroll in IT and computer science courses and pursue careers in Maryland's cybersecurity workforce. The team competition includes three levels: high school, college and professional. Monetary award prizes are provided to support students on winning teams as they pursue STEM studies at undergraduate institutions.



eCYBERMISSION is for students! The student's role is to choose a Mission Challenge and complete a Mission Folder. Specifically, students are expected to:

  1. Create or join a team with other students in their grade, and self-register on the site
  2. Choose a Team Advisor and have them register on the site
  3. Pick a Mission Challenge to research, test and solve
  4. Communicate using chat, Instant Messaging and Discussion Forums with CyberGuides and other students
  5. Complete and submit the Mission Folder by the submission deadline


  • Alternative Sources of Energy
  • Environment
  • Food, Health & Fitness
  • Forces & Motion
  • National Security & Safety
  • Robotics
  • Technology



Technovation's mission is to inspire and educate girls and women to solve real-world problems through technology.

Students work in teams to develop mobile app "startups" to solve real problems in their communities. Technovation Coaches (teachers, parents, or community members) and Mentors (women professionals in technology or business) lead the teams as they compete for a part of $20,000 in awards.


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