Principals' Memo #1010-11

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

February 22, 2011

TO: Principals

FROM: Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT: 2010-2011 Cyber Security Awareness- "Kids Safe Online Poster Contest"

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is conducting a national Kindergarten through 12th-grade 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 three winners from each state competition will be entered into the national competition. Winning entries of the national contest will be included in the MS-ISAC 2012 calendar.  Entries received may be used in national, regional and state cyber and computer security awareness campaigns.

A parent may submit for home-schooled students and Virginia schools may submit entries to the Virginia state competition by e-mailing submissions to:

CommonwealthSecurity@VITA.Virginia.Gov or mailing entries to:

Kids Safe Online Poster Contest 
Virginia Information Technologies Agency 
Commonwealth Security and Risk Management
11751 Meadowville Lane
 Chester, Virginia 23836

Please see the MS-ISAC Web site at: http://www.msisac.org/awareness/poster2011/ for “Entry Requirements” and “Judging Criteria”.  Include the following information with your submittals: school, school address, teacher/contact person, contact phone number, student name, and student grade.

Virginia state submittals must be received by March 15, 2011.

LMW/nb