Schools media pack: CyberFirst Girls Competition 2018

Created:  16 Jan 2018
Updated:  06 Feb 2018
Registation and the online phase of the CyberFirst Girls Competition for 2018 have now closed
For every nine men working in cyber security you will find just one woman - we're working to change that with CyberFirst Girls Competition 2018! We hope this fun contest will spark a lifelong interest in cyber security that could be turned into a fulfilling career for girls.

As part of this year’s competition we will be regularly posting on Twitter and would love for your school to get involved if you use your channel too. This will help us encourage as many girls to take part as possible.

As such, we have put together a pack of assets for you to share:

Add a Twitter banner

  1. Go to our CyberFirst Girls Competition twitter banner page
  2. Hover over the banner image and mouse right
  3. Choose 'Save picture as...' and save it
  4. Go to your school’s Twitter page and click the ‘edit profile’ option on the right-hand side of the page
  5. You will now see that the top of your page will say ‘Change your header photo’
  6. Click on this, and select ‘upload photo’
  7. Upload the saved Twitter banner
This is how your new Twitter banner will look...

Sample twitter banner for Girls Competition 2018

Open and save the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2018 Twitter banner


We've also produced an image "We've Entered" which we would love if you could send as a tweet from your school’s account, tagging us @NCSC and using our competition hashtag #GirlsComp18

Open and save the 'We've Entered' jpg following the steps 2 and 3 as for the Twitter banner (above).

Template tweets

We are helping produce the UK’s next generation of cyber security professionals @ncsc #GirlsComp18

Sample tweet - We've entered the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2018

Our team is ready! @NCSC  #GirlsComp18

Not yet registered? If you are interested in taking part in this year's CyberFirst Girls Competition then head to This year the competition is open to year 8 in England and Wales, S2 in Scotland and year 9 in Northern Ireland.

Want a warm up? Try a sample puzzle

Have a look at the blog from Sian G about this year's competition

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