The student and open Cybercrime Forensic specialist group poster competition still continues - it was due to be judged at the postponed Computer Forensics Education and Training (CFET) 2015 conference - it still will progress, but the final judging could be postponed , maybe to co-inside with the Cybercrime Forensic SG's AGM, which has to be held in September-November - once this AGM date is fixed, then, depending on the date, we could extend the submission date, just to reassure that the competition still continues.

International competitions, both having two classes, one aimed at students (at Universities, Higher and Further Educational Establishments) and the other open to all. Both to be submitted by a point of contact to the BCS by end of 25 October 2015.

The theme is the “The Need for Cyber Forensic and/or Cyber Security”.

Your entry should be a file of a powerpoint screen, being an e-poster relating to the theme.

Examples of topics could relate to a variety of topics, such as, tracking down cyber bullies, ensuring organisations’ or children’s safety with the Internet.

Rules that apply to the competitions:

The BCS specialist group will be running a different student class competition for students at Universities, Higher and Further Educational Establishments in 2014/2015/2016.

  • Entries are invited from individuals or groups of students at all levels of study: postgraduate, undergraduate or in further education, whether in full-time or part-time study; open to BCS and non-BCS members.
  • The language should be English.
  • Declaration of entry to be made to cfet2015@canterbury.ac.uk with copy to Margaret.ross@solent.ac.uk, with Cybercrime Forensic poster competition as the subject line, stating student or open class.
  • For the open competition, entries via the individual or one member for group entries, who should be a BCS member, stating the BCS number - only one member per group for the open competition need be a BCS member, The subject heading for all communication should be "Cybercrime Forensic open competition"
  • For the student competition, entries via a nominated single point of contact (normally a teacher or lecturer at the educational establishment) for each student competition, the point of contact need not be a BCS member
  • For the students (HE and FE) class, the point of contact from that educational establishment is asked to email your nomination for your establishment’s single point of contact normally a lecturer, to cfet2015@canterbury.ac.uk with copy to Margaret.ross@solent.ac.uk with "Cybercrime Forensic student competition"
  • We will then post the name of the nominated point of contact along with that of the establishment, its location (town and country) on our BCS Cybercrime Forensic competition, for other students at that establishment to see and use to contact the point of contact
  • Further information, if necessary, can then be sent to the point of contact
  • The point of contact should, when submitting, by 25 October, for their educational establishment, a zip file containing the separate student files
    • the identification of the author for each power point file
    • the full contact details of the nominated point of contact, e.g. full name, name and address of the educational establishment, and email address
  • The point of contact should then email this file to with a subject heading of "Cybercrime Forensic student competition" followed by the name of their establishment, before the closing date for submissions of 25 October 2015.
  • Each academic establishment may submit up to 30 entries for each competition; it is left to the points of contact to sift down to this limit, if more than 30 entries are submitted to them.

For the open and for the student competition

  • All entries must be free from any copyright, potential legal limitations or other issues that might cause offence
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • The BCS will obtain the media rights and all other rights appropriate for the competition.

The BCS will assess all submitted entries and select up to 10 per class for further consideration at the Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) Conference, 8th Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) Conference 2015.

From Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 September 2015 at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent

Further information about the conference may be found at www.canterbury.ac.uk/cfet

  • The BCS Cybercrime Forensic specialist group poster