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Aged 11-17 and fancy taking part in The Matrix Challenge 2020?

Following on from the success of 2018 and 2019, the Matrix Challenge 2020 will be a national competition open to all 11 to 17 year olds across the United Kingdom.

The Matrix Challenge is an innovative cyber competition, designed and delivered by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit in partnership with our colleagues from the 11 regional organised crime units across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The Matrix Challenge qualification game will be live from 20th January 2020 and will run for 4 weeks. The top entries in each region will be invited to a regional semi final. The top 3 competitors in each age category will then be selected for a grand final in July 2020 where top technology prizes and the chance to be crown Matrix Challenge UK Champion will be up for grabs.

> Click here for more information and to register your interest

The Matrix Challenge will be available to all 11-17 year olds within the UK on the 20th January 2020. The game takes around 30 minutes to complete and covers 5 key topics, CMA 1990, staying safe online, steganography, fault finding in lines of code and cracking a cipher. The challenge will also include a timed multiple choice quiz. 

> Click here to download an information leaflet about the challenge

> Click here to download an information leaflet providing examples of actions which the Computer Misuse Act 1990 makes illegal