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Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

VITA congratulates Melia of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on being named a 2021 national K-12 poster contest winner!

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation’s state, local territory and tribal (SLTT) governments.

Grade 12 - Melia (Spotsylvania High School). The COVID-19 pandemic created an elevated focus towards the digital environment this year and the center went a different route with the contest. By adapting and embracing this shift, they created a new avenue to distribute educational and interactive resources -- a new Cyber Safety activity book. Each national winner’s artwork will be showcased, in honor of October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Plaques and awards to all 13 winners will also be given. 

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) conducts a national K-12 poster contest. 

The goal of the contest is to engage young people in creating posters to encourage other young people to use the Internet safely and securely. All public, private or home schooled students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to participate.

The top five Virginia winners from each grade group (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) will be entered into the national competition. Entries received may be used in national, regional and state cyber and computer security awareness campaigns. Entries for the 2022 contest are now due Feb. 16. 

Schools may submit entries to the Commonwealth of Virginia competition by email

Submissions are now due Feb. 16. Email submissions to A parent may submit their entries for home schooled students directly to MS-ISAC. The official rules and topic suggestions are included with the entry form. Please include the following entry form completely filled out (all fields are required) when submitting the poster. 

Click here to download the form: 2022 poster contest entry form

Entry requirements and judging criteria

Please see the MS-ISAC National Contest website for entry requirements and judging criteria.

For more information or questions, please email

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2021 Virginia MS ISAC National Poster Competition Finalists

Category K-12

Grade 3 - Javier
G.H. Reid Elementary School

Grade 10 - Esthefanny
Patrick Henry High School

Grade 12 - Melia
Spotsylvania High School

2020 Virginia MS ISAC National Poster Competition Finalists

Category K-5
Grade 4-Evie
Yowell Elementary
Grade 4-Fabian
Yowell Elementary

Grade 4-Nicole
Nativity Catholic School

Grade 5-Dihana
Lewis and Clark Elementary
Grade 5-Nadia
South Elementary
Category 6-8

Grade 6-Savanna
Luther Porter Jackson Middle School

Grade 8-Adreana
Halifax County Middle School
Grade 8-JD
Halifax County Middle School
Grade 8-Sah-Miya
Halifax County Middle School
Grade 8-Sean
Luther Porter Jackson Middle School
Category 9-12
Grade 9-Corban
Deep Creek High School
Grade 9-Jin
Douglas S Freeman High School
Grade 11-Cloey
Parry McCluer High School
Grade 12-Nathan
Parry McCluer High School
Grade 12-Nicholas
Hanover High School