Competition

Competition Dates

The CyberTitan and CyberPatriot competiton timeline.

Training Events

Training Events for 2020-21

May 19 - Jun 18, 2021
Start: May 19 @ 5:00 PM ET
End: Jun 18 @ 11:59 PM ET

Exhibition Round 1

Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams no later than 5pm on round start date.

Aug 4 - 29, 2021
Start: Aug 4 @ 5:00 PM ET
End: Aug 29 @ 11:59 PM ET

Exhibition Round 2

Practice and Recruiting. Images and download instructions emailed to coaches of registered teams no later than 5pm on round start date.

Sept 8 - 30, 2021
Start: Sep 9 @ 5:00 PM ET
End: Oct 5 @ 11:59 PM ET

Training Round

Training images with answer keys available.

TBD
Start: 9:00 AM ET
End: 9:00 PM ET

Sneak Preview

Practice/Test New Software. One Day - No Alternate Dates.

Oct 5 - 17, 2021
Start: Oct 5 @ 5:00 PM ET
End: Oct 17 @ 11:59 PM ET

Practice Round

Re-release of training images with answer keys available.

Mar 17-21, 2022

National Finals Competition (US)

National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.

Competition Events

Teams may compete during the following times on competition weekends. All times are US Eastern Time.

  • Friday, 9:00 AM - Saturday, 3:00 AM ET
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM - Saturday, 11:59 PM ET
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM - Sunday, 10:00 PM ET

Please refer to Chapter 4 of the Cyberpatriot rules book for procedures concerning severe weather and emergencies.

NOTE: Scheduling conflicts are not considered emergencies).

Competition Dates
Dates are tentative - May be subject to change

Oct 22-24, 2021

Round 1 (All teams participate)

All teams may compete. Tests basic of cybersecurity skills.

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM ET, on or before the Monday prior to the competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM ET the Friday of the competition round.

Nov 12-14, 2021

Round 2 (All teams participate)

All teams may compete even if they did not compete in Round 1 or had a low score. More difficult than Round 1, to allow teams to be divided into skill-level tiers for the Round 3.

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM ET, the Friday prior to competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM ET the Friday of the competition round.

Dec 10-12, 2021

State Round (All teams participate)

All teams may compete even if they did not compete in Round 1 or had a low score. More difficult than Round 2, to allow teams to be divided into skill-level tiers for the next Round.

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM ET, the Friday prior to competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM ET the Friday of the competition round.

January 21-22, 2022

(Two Days only)

Semifinals

Top teams compete for Tier Awards. Platinum Tier and top Middle School Division teams compete for advancement to the National Finals Competition.

Image download instructions and links are sent to Coaches at 5 PM ET, on or before the Monday prior to the competition round. The StartEx email with the password to the images is sent to teams at 9 AM ET the Friday of the competition round.

Mar 17-21, 2022

CyberPatriot National Finals Competition (held in Bethesda, MD)

National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.

TBD – Spring 2022 (Historically in May)

CyberTitan National Finals (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Top 10 Canadian Teams compete in CyberTitan National Finals.