GaDOE, GLET Announce 2023 Cybersecurity Awareness Poster Contest Winners

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

The Georgia Department of Education, in partnership with the Georgia Leaders of Educational Technology (GLET), is announcing the winners of the 2023 Cybersecurity Awareness Poster Contest.

Congratulations to the following Georgia students on their first-place winning posters:

  • Elementary School Category: Nora Todd, East Fannin Elementary School, Fannin County School System

  • Middle School Category: Noel Baskin, Campbell Middle School, Cobb County School District

  • High School Category: Mihir Pai, Paul Duke STEM High School, Gwinnett County Public Schools

  • State School Category: Demorion “DJ” Jackson, Georgia Academy for the Blind, State School

  • Homeschool Category: Zoe Brossard, Homeschool, Treutlen County

“I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Cybersecurity Poster Contest; your exceptional creativity and talent have helped to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “Cybersecurity is so important in our 21st-century digital world, and this contest offers an opportunity to draw attention to steps students can take to stay safe online. These student posters are visually appealing and carry an important message that will help to keep people safe online. I look forward to displaying them in the Georgia Department of Education offices.” 

GLET sponsored the poster contest, which was open to all public, private, and homeschooled Georgia students in kindergarten through twelfth grade during Cybersecurity Month, October 2023. GaDOE received 116 eligible submissions from students across Georgia. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Georgia Chapter judges scored each poster based on creativity and visual appeal, relevance to the theme, informational content, originality and uniqueness, and overall presentation.