Information Security Awareness Video & Poster Contest

Students: Win cash, gain experience, and earn recognition with one short video or a poster!

2013 Information Security Awareness Video & Poster Contest

Nine winners of the 5th Annual Information Security Awareness Video and Poster Contest have been selected by the EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC). The winning videos and posters—developed by college students, for college students—are now available for colleges and universities to use in campus security awareness campaigns during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, student orientations, and throughout the year.

Visit the contest's YouTube channel to view or share the 2013 video playlist, as well as playlists from previous contests. You can also download a copy of any student video submitted between 2006 and 2013 by visiting this Google Drive folder.

All winning posters from the 2009, 2011, and 2013 contests are also available to download by visiting this Google Drive folder. Or the posters can be shared via Facebook or Pinterest.

  1. Gold Prize: "Question the Cloud" by David Behar, University of North Florida
  2. Silver Prize: "It's a Jungle in There" by Felipe Collazo, Montgomery College
  3. Bronze Prize: "Lock Your Devices" by Emily Mauro, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
PSAs (30 seconds)
  1. Gold Prize: "Passwords" by Sam Ennis, Iowa State University
  2. Silver Prize: "Share It Right" by Jonathan Kleinpass and Gabe Pannell, San Francisco State University
  3. Bronze Prize: "Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks" by Priit Joasoo and Catherine Karu, Tartu Art College
Training Videos (2 minutes or less)
  1. Gold Prize: "Warning: Laptop Thieves" by Mario Fabbri, Oakton Community College
  2. Silver Prize: "Phishing: E-Safe" by Trenton Elliott, Eastern Michigan University
  3. Bronze Prize: "IT Security Guards" by Anurakhavan Ketheeswaran, Seneca College
Honorable Mentions


This year's sponsors and supporters include: CyberWatch, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), and Google.

Visit the Information Security Guide's Cybersecurity Awareness Resource Library for more campus education, awareness, and training materials.

The 2015 Contest

Due to loss of sponsorship, the 2015 contest has been cancelled.

EDUCAUSE remains dedicated to building cybersecurity awareness in higher education through the Information Security Guide and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

We encourage you to continue your cybersecurity awareness efforts by hosting campus-level contests and sharing these new resources with the higher education community. Contact us at


Creative Commons License
This contest is designed to showcase students' work across the higher education community. To that effect, EDUCAUSE will license all winning entries under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Previous Winners

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Contact Us

For additional information about these contests, please contact HEISC staff at 202-872-4200 or send e-mail to