January 1, 2006

FISSEA Security Awareness, Training & Education Contest Information

View List of Previous Contest Winners including from 2014 Conference

Contest Entry Form

Showcase one or all of the following awareness, training, and/or education items you use as a part of your Security program. Please do not use this contest as a project assignment for a class. There will be one winner selected for each category listed below.


  1. Awareness Poster
  2. Motivational Item (aka: trinkets - pens, stress relief items, t-shirts. etc.)
  3. Awareness Website
  4. Awareness Newsletter
  5. Role-Based Training & Education: Note that this category is for "Role-Based" training and will exclude the “user” role. Please limit your entry to the coverage of one skill within a role-based training or education course.

We will spotlight the winners with the FISSEA community! We also plan to share ALL entries with the FISSEA community. Below are the rules for the contest:

Rules and Guidelines:

This contest includes five categories from one of FISSEA’s three key areas of Awareness, Training, and Education. Each category of the competition will be judged separately. A winner will be selected from each category and awarded a certificate at the annual FISSEA conference.


a. Only one entry for each category may be submitted (1 poster, 1 website, 1 trinket, 1 newsletter, and/or 1 interactive scenario/exercise). However, an individual or organization may enter in all five categories.

b. The entries must be submitted by a FISSEA member prior to the deadline.

c. Entries must have a security theme and be part of the organization's current security awareness, training and/or education program. All entries must be original and wholly unclassified.

d. A Contest Entry Form must accompany all entries and is available on the FISSEA website. Each submission automatically agrees to allow FISSEA to publish.

e. Entries are to be submitted in PowerPoint file format only (click here to see how past winners explained the interactive and multimedia portions of their entries within the slides). A maximum of 10 slides should be e-mailed with the entry form to: The 10 slide maximum should be a representative selection of your exercise/course.

We ask that you use PowerPoint so that:

1) All entries arrive in the same format.
2) It is easier for the judges to receive and open all files.
3) It is easier to create the award presentation for the conference.

f. Any item not adhering to the rules and entry guidelines will be ineligible. The decision of the contest supervisor is final.


a. A committee of at least three FISSEA members will judge the contest. The judges will evaluate each category on the basis of originality, security message, and creativity.

b. The winners in each category will be announced at the FISSEA Conference. A certificate will be awarded to each winner with a congratulatory letter signed by the FISSEA Executive Board Chairperson.

Looking forward to seeing your entries!
Gretchen Ann Morris, Contest Coordinator

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