Cyber Security Poster Competition

28 April 2017

Can you create a poster on the theme: ‘From codebreaking to cyber security’?

Bletchley Park Week: from codebreaking to cyber security

Kellogg College has strong and strengthening links with Bletchley Park. Bletchley was the wartime home of the UK’s codebreakers, where Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman, and many others altered the course of WW2 through breaking the Enigma and Lorenz ciphers, and in the process of which commissioned Colossus, the world’s first programmable digital electronic computer, constructed by Tommy Flowers. The Park is now a popular visitor exhibit, dedicated to education about these events and their implications. In celebration of these links, a week of activities is planned in College from 5th to 9th June (Trinity Term 7th Week) 2017.

As part of that week, an exhibition of posters displaying current research work is planned. Students are invited to submit posters describing their own current or recent research which speaks to the theme “from codebreaking to cyber security”. The competition will be judged by Professor Andrew Martin (Kellogg College and CDT in Cyber Security) and representatives of both Kellogg and Bletchley Park.

Eligibility: any student enrolled for a postgraduate degree in the University of Oxford in Trinity Term 2017 is eligible to take part. Individual submissions are encouraged. Where joint work is described, the greater and substantive part of the research must have been undertaken by a student.

Process: You should submit an abstract of 200-300 words (diagrams permitted) describing the main contents of your poster. If your abstract is accepted for display, you will need to produce a poster in PDF format, ready for printing. Poster size and technical details will be sent with the notification of acceptance. You are encouraged to think carefully about how to present your research to a general audience, and to describe clearly the impact of the research for wider society.

Awards: Several prizes are offered:

  • A prize of £50 for the best overall poster
  • A prize of £20 for the best runner-up (Master’s student)
  • A prize of £20 for the best runner-up (DPhil student)

In addition to the above,

  • A prize of £20 for the best poster submitted by a Kellogg College Student

Posters will be displayed in the College during the Bletchley Park Week, and the best posters will subsequently be displayed at Bletchley Park.

Key Dates

  • 8th May 2017 deadline for abstract submissions
  • 12th May 2017 notification of acceptance
  • 25th May 2017 poster PDFs due
  • If you want to print your own poster, it must be ready by 2nd June 2017

Submissions and Queries
Submit your abstract (and any questions you may have) to