Winter Cyber Choices Challenge 2023

Competition rules and eligibility

The eligibility rules below must be accepted in order for you to register for, and participate in, the Winter Cyber Choices Challenge 2023:


You must be aged 11-18 and resident in the UK to be eligible to win in each weekly prize draw and the grand prize for top scores achieved overall during the live competition period. Prizes will be delivered by post or online to winners, and prize distribution will be fully coordinated by Cyber Security Challenge UK.

You must be aged 11-18 to be eligible to win the International grand prize. Participants who select ‘outside of the UK’ as their location upon registration will be entered into the prize draw for top scorer internationally.

Automated entries, bulk entries or third party entries will be disqualified.


The Winter Cyber Choices Challenge 2023 comprises four weeks throughout which, a new set of 10 questions will be published weekly from the competition start date, Monday 20 November 2023, until competition close date, Sunday 17 December 2023.

Scores will be displayed on one static leaderboard, updated regularly. You must register to play each week. You can repeat each question set as many times as you like in order to improve your score. Your highest score will be carried over.

The Winter Cyber Choices Challenge 2023 can be accessed via and

Correspondence regarding competition answers will not be entered into.

Prize pool 

Grand prize – Top score* –Tech gadget to the value of 150.00 for the individual winner, plus an online learning experience for the winner’s class delivered by Immersive Labs (online or in person depending on location)

Two runners up (UK based) – 2nd and 3rd place on the leaderboard upon competition close – Tech gadget

International/Outside of the UK – Top score* – Cyber learning experience delivered online by the Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy

Weekly prize draw – Top score* – Prizes up for grabs include Rocketbook Core x2, Chipofy USB-C cable x2, Original Tamagotchi x2, Kodak M35 25mm film camera x2

Lucky dip prizes – All those who demonstrate weekly commitment to participate will be entered into a lucky dip after the competition has ended, regardless of scores achieved – £50 Amazon voucher

Lucky dip prizes – All those who answer the question set displayed upon completing a weekly quiz will be entered into a lucky dip after the competition has ended, regardless of scores achieved – ElevationLab Anchor Pro under desk headphone hook

*If more than one player achieves the same top score, a random draw will take place to select one overall winner

Prize awards

Prize winners will be notified by email (supplied by the competition entrant). Winners must respond within 72 hours of the notifying email to secure the prize. Failure to respond within the timeframe given will cause the prize to be returned to the prize pool and redrawn. No further correspondence will be entered into.

Online cyber learning experiences must be delivered before 28 February 2024.

The Cyber Security Challenge UK and the NCA reserve the right to award prizes to winners they select, and the entrance into the competition and the submission of a right answer does not impose any obligation on the competition sponsors to award prizes to any competitor. The sponsors reserve the right to change advertised prizes to ones of equivalent value. No cash alternatives will be provided.


Data gathered for the purposes of participating in this competition falls under GDPR regulations. The Cyber Security Challenge UK is the data owner and processor for all personal data provided by participants. Please refer to our general privacy and data policies for more information. We will never pass your details on to any third party without your consent.

Media & publicity

Participants will be asked to agree for their name to be used in publicity by Cyber Security Challenge UK and NCA if they become a winner. This publicity will only refer to the current competition and will not be used in any other publicity without your prior written agreement.


When playing our competitions you must not do anything to contravene any UK Law or do anything to bring Cyber Security Challenge UK or the NCA into ill repute.

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