There are two categories

1. Open, for all BCS members, whether in the UK and Overseas, submit your idea either as an individual or as a group (must contain at least one BCS member, including the BCS membership number).

2. HE students, studying as undergraduates or post-graduates, whether full or part-time in 2020/2021.

The process

For the Open Category, email your entry directly to Adrian.Winckles@aru.ac.uk, paul.stephens@canterbury.ac.uk and copy to Margaret.ross@bcs.org.uk, with 'BCS Cybercrime Forensics comp - Open', in the subject line, with your name(s), city and country, and BCS membership number.

For the HE Student Category, entries from the educational establishment should be submitted in one file by a member of staff, to Adrian.Winckles@aru.ac.uk, paul.stephens@canterbury.ac.uk and copy to Margaret.ross@bcs.org.uk, with 'BCS Cybercrime Forensics comp - Student', in the subject line, with the name of the educational establishment, city and country.

Competition entry deadline for all categories is 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday 1 June 2021 (BST).

It is planned that the winning entry will receive the Denis Edgar-Nevill engraved award and other winners will receive engraved medals and a Certificate.

Rules of the competition

For both the Open and the Student Categories

  • For all categories entries may be either from an Individual or a Group.
  • Each entry should comprise a single poster pdf file, containing images and text written in English;
  • Each member or group is allowed to submit up to 2 entries;
  • All entries must be free from any copyright, potential legal limitations or other issues that might cause offence
  • Entries from outside the UK are to be encouraged
  • For the student category entries should be collated by a member of staff for the establishment (not necessary to be a BCS member), who would aggregate the entries and email them to us as a single file.
  • Each academic establishment may submit up to 15 entries for each competition; it is left to the points of contact to sift down to this limit, if more than 15 entries are submitted to them.
  • After the deadline, entries will be assessed by a panel and the results published on the BCS Cybercrime Forensics SG website, including the name of the winners and their educational establishment for the student competition.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • Competition entry deadline for all categories is 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday 1 June 2021 (BST).