The goal of the National Cyber Challenge is to get the best ideas from organizations and individuals for clearly and comprehensively communicating about cybersecurity with the American public.
A selection committee from across the Department will select the best ideas and will incorporate them into a national public education campaign to be launched in the fall.
The Challenge is open to Americans of all ages with parental consent required for participants under the age of 18.
Key areas that should be factored into your Challenge ideas are the following:
- Goals and objectives - What does the proposal hope to accomplish?
- Key audiences – Who is the target audience of the proposal?
- Materials to be created as part of the proposal
- Tactics – Specifically including the use of Web 2.0 technologies- how will the message and materials be disseminated?
- Timeline – What are the timelines and timeframes of the proposal?
- Metrics and measurement – How will the effectiveness of the proposal be tracked?