picoCTF 2023
March 14-28, 2023
Fortinet is excited to sponsor the university track for this year’s picoCTF competition - a free, global capture-the-flag challenge created by security and privacy experts at Carnegie Mellon University.
Key Dates:
February 1 – Registration opens
March 14 12:00 PM EST – picoCTF opens
March 28 3:00 PM EST – picoCTF closes
Cash prizes, Fortinet swag, and bragging rights!
1st place – $2.5K USD
2nd place – $1.5K USD
3rd place – $1K USD
1st place – $5K USD
2nd place – $3K USD
3rd place – $2K USD
Want to play? Here’s what you need to know:

• Participants must be currently enrolled at an accredited degree granting college or university
• You can apply individually or join a team consisting of two to five students
• Teams with both female and male participants are highly encouraged.      
Note: Students and teams that do not meet these requirements can still participate but will not be eligible to win contest prizes. See competition rules for details.
This event is open to students from around the world in college/university. There is no fee to participate. Students can sign up to compete through the last day of the competition. There is no limit to the number of teams that can represent a single school, and team members do not have to attend the same school.
Teachers can also play but are not eligible for prizes. We do encourage you to sign up and create a classroom so you can see your students’ progress. More information can be found in the FAQs

For any additional questions, please contact Adam Guglielmo.
Start prepping now                 
• Join Discord to look for a team                    
• Learn cybersecurity principles in picoPrimer
• Practice and gain more skills in the picoGym