Competition and Awards

Register for the North/Far North CMCC 2022 Register your teams today!

About The Competition

The 2022 NorCalCyber Mayors Cup is open to any student in middle school, high school, and community college in Northern California. For some participants, this will be their first experience with cybersecurity. They will learn cutting-edge cybersecurity content from experts across California. Building on their experience with CyberPatriot in Fall 2021, the NorCalCyber Mayors Cup is a chance for students to reengage with cybersecurity education; using the same platform as National Cyber League, the Mayors Cup experience was designed for equity of access, allowing students to participate with Chromebook-type devices.

The NorCalCyber Mayors Cup is a month-long experience that culminates with a competition on April 2, 2022. The experience begins when Cyber Skyline's (makers of National Cyber League) practice gymnasium (gym) opens at the Kick-Off Event on March 4th.


In this capture the flag (CTF) competition, students will work together in teams to solve a variety of real-world cybersecurity challenges that will have them decipher encrypted messages, track down hackers, identify data breaches, and more.


You can practice and learn in the gym whether you are a beginner or a more experienced player. Competitors only need a Chromebook to compete. For more resources, check out the National Cyber League resource page.


Participants are ranked first by who has the most points. In the event of a tie, they are secondarily ranked by who has the highest accuracy. If there is a tie on points, they are thirdly ranked by who took the least amount of time to submit their final answer.


At the end of the competitions, students will be provided a scorecard showing their personal knowledge and performance.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER - MARCH 30, 2022

Enjoy our weekly LIVE@5 events to learn more about cybersecurity careers and prepare for the competition.

★ TEAMS CAN BE MADE UP OF MINIMUM OF 3 PLAYERS / MAXIMUM 6 PLAYERS

★ UNLIMITED TEAMS PER SCHOOL

★ MEDALS AWARDED TO 1ST, 2ND, AND 3RD PLACE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

★ MAYORS CUP AWARDED TO TOP HIGH SCHOOL TEAM/ PERPETUAL TROPHY AWARDED TO TOP COLLEGE TEAM (To be kept on their campus until next competition in 2023)

Cost- $200 Team

Scholarships To Participate At No-Cost Are Available (application is in the registration)!

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2021 Awardees

Greater Sacramento Region

Far North Region

awards ceremony video