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Alan Turing Cryptography Competition starts on 23 January 2017!

20 Jan 2017

Do you know anyone in secondary school who likes cracking codes or solving puzzles?

The 2017 Alan Turing Cryptography Competition is now in its sixth year! It’s an online competition run by the University's School of Mathematics.

Every one to two weeks, a new chapter of the story is released and there are six chapters in total. Each chapter has a new cryptographic puzzle to solve. The team (one to four people) that solves the chapter’s puzzle the fastest wins a prize, but there will also be five 'spot prizes' for every chapter chosen at random from teams who submit the correct answers!

The prizes have been sponsored by the flight search company Skyscanner. Skyscanner was set up by two former computer scientists from the University – two people who directly benefitted from Turing’s contributions to Manchester and computing.

At the end of the competition, we will host the Alan Turing Cryptography Day on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 with everything from a live cryptography challenge to a prize ceremony for the competition winners. It’s not to be missed!

The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition begins on Monday, 23 January 2017.

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