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Total Prize Pool: $6,000

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The Cybersecurity Writing Contest
by Twingate & HackerNoon

Submit a story with the

#cybersecurity tag on HackerNoon

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1st Place

500 USD

2nd Place

300 USD

3rd Place

100 USD

Most Read

100 USD

Submissions open


Submissions close

November 31st, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Result Announcements

Every Month

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What is The Cybersecurity

Writing Contest?

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Twingate & HackerNoon are excited to host a Cybersecurity Writing Contest! Here’s your chance to win money from a $1,000 monthly prize pool. It could be any story on #cybersecurity. You can share your expertise and stories on all offensive and defensive mechanisms to secure the internet. You can also discuss the latest cybersec incidents, interviews, discussions, and philosophical questions related to cybersec!

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Prizes Awarded

Each Month


1st Prize - 500 USD

2nd Prize - 300 USD

3rd Prize - 100 USD

Most Read - 100 USD

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The Cybersecurity Writing Contest

Rules & Guidelines


Who Can Enter the Contest?​


Anyone over the age of 18. There are no location restrictions.

Can I Write Under a Pen Name?


Yes! You can use your real name on your HackerNoon profile, a fake name, or even create a persona to write under.

How Long Will the Contest Run?​


Round 1: June 1 - June 30, 2022
Round 2: July 1 - July 31, 2022
Round 3: August 1 - August 31, 2022
Round 4: September 1 - September 30, 2022
Round 5: October 1 - October 31, 2022
Round 6: November 1 - November 30, 2022

Can I submit more than one entry to the contest?


Of course. Each story submission shall be considered a new entry into the writing contest.

How are the winners selected?


Each month, we’ll take the top 10 story submissions that generated the most traffic.

Those 10 stories will be voted on by HackerNoon staff and the 5 stories with the most votes win.

Can I win more than one prize?


Yes! If you submit multiple stories, each has the chance to win.

Nominees are selected by total traffic each month and then voted on by our team. If 2 of your submitted stories that month are in the top 10 most-trafficked that month, both of them are eligible to win a prize.

Meaning you could potentially bag both first and second place in the contest if 2 of your stories make it to the top 10.

If I win a prize in round 1, can I still submit another entry into round 2?

Absolutely! Please feel free to enter each round of the competition.

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