2018 Cyber Security Awareness Contest

Calling all aspiring artists and marketing mavens… It’s time to get creative with cyber security awareness!

To celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month (October), the education and awareness team is hosting a contest from Oct. 11 to 31, on behalf of the entire Information Technology Services (ITS) division.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners. The winners’ work will also be showcased to the University of Toronto (U of T) community.

Contest Details

Produce a creative piece(s) that can be featured by the education and awareness and information security teams in outreach marketing efforts to help keep you, your peers and the University’s data secure.


Open to all U of T students, faculty and staff.


  • Poster
  • Bookmark design
  • Social media post/banner



  • 300 dpi or vector format


  • Dimensions: 1920px x 1080px
  • Formats: PNG (300 DPI), JPG (300 DPI), SVG, EPS, PDF


  • Dimensions: 3.5″x 8.5″
  • Formats: PNG (300 DPI), JPG (300 DPI), SVG, EPS, PDF

Social media

  • Facebook
    • Cover: 820px x 312px
    • Post: 940px x 788px
    • Formats: PNG, JPG
  • Twitter
    • Header: 1500px x 500px
    • Tweet: 1024px x 512px
    • Formats: PNG, JPG
  • Instagram
    • Post: 1080px x 1080px
    • Format: JPG


1st Prize = $100 Amazon.ca gift card

2nd Prize = U of T Bookstore “goodie bundle” ($75 value)!

  • Unisex U of T ball cap
  • Tritan sports bottle (240oz)
  • Assortment of U of T-branded stationery items

Plus… Winners will receive recognition on the Security Matters website and their work may be highlighted on select U of T’s ITS-related websites, social media channels, print materials and/or printed for display around campus.


  • Panel members from ITS.


  • Oct. 31, 2018 (end of business day).


  • Text must include the following information:
    • Security Matters Every Day
    • @UofTCyberAware
    • Securitymatters.utoronto.ca
  • Optional: Text content may also include information from our tip sheets and websites – ITS and Security Matters.
  • Entries must not have been previously published, either in print or online, been accepted for publication elsewhere.
  • Creator must allow U of T rights to modify submission(s). This includes placement of the official U of T logo on artwork.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.


Please use our online submission form to submit your work.


If you have additional questions, please email: its.eda@utoronto.ca.



Sample bookmarks


Sample posters

Social media banner

Sample banners for Facebook and Twitter