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Cryptography Competition.
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The Tale of the

Carbon

Conundrum

Chapter 1
Due: Mon 26 Jan, 4 pm
Countdown clock:
Chapter 2
Due: Mon 2 Feb, 4 pm
Chapter 3
Due: Mon 9 Feb, 4 pm
Chapter 4
Due: Mon 23 Feb, 4 pm
Chapter 5
Due: Mon 9 Mar, 4 pm
Chapter 6
Due: Mon 23 Mar, 4 pm
Epilogue
Due: Mon 6 Apr, 4 pm
Solutions
Due: Mon 13 Apr, 4 pm
Announcing

The Alan Turing

Cryptography Day

2015!

Want to come over to Manchester for a bit of live crypto stuff, the prize ceremony and an opportunity to meet the organisers?

Then sign up!

Registration (register a new `non-competing' team).

You have chosen to register a new non-competing team. This means you and your team mates (if any) are not eligible for any prizes and will not show up on the leaderboard. However, like the other teams you will be able to submit and check your solutions, use your team notepad etc.

Please fill out the fields below. The fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

1. About your team

Team name*:     Your team name

Your team name should consist of at most 15 characters. Make sure to pick a suitable one as it can't be changed later on. Your team name should not contain any spaces and should consist only of the characters A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@

2. About you

First name*:     Your first name

Please provide your first name. This is for our records only and won't be publicised in any way (other than in direct communication with your school or nominated teacher for instance). You can use at most 50 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@
Last name*:     Your last name

Please provide your last name. This is for our records only and won't be publicised in any way (other than in direct communication with your school or nominated teacher for instance). You can use at most 100 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@
Email address*:     Your email address

Please provide an email address. It is important that you provide a valid email address that is available to you for the whole duration of the competition, as you will need it to activate your account and we will use it to send you important announcements during the competition. It can't be changed later on. Also you can use an email address for only one account. You can use at most 100 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@
Re-type your email address*:
Username*:     Your username

Please provide a username, for use on the forum for instance. Make sure to pick a suitable one as it can't be changed later on. Your username should not contain any spaces and should consist only of the characters A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@. It can consist of at most 15 characters
Password*:     Your password

Please choose a strong password so your account is safe. You can use at most 100 characters.
Re-type your password*:

3. About your school (if applicable)

School name:     The name of your school

Please provide the name of your school. You can use at most 100 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@
Address line 1:     The address of your school

Please provide the first line of the address of your school. You can use at most 100 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@
Address line 2:     The address of your school

Please provide the second line of the address of your school. You can use at most 100 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@
Postcode:     The postcode of your school

Please provide the postcode of your school. You can use at most 20 characters.
City/Town:     The town or city where your school is located

Please provide the city or town where your school is located. You can use at most 100 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@
Country:     The country where your school is located

Please provide the country where your school is located. You can use at most 100 characters.

You can use any of the following characters: A-Z a-z 0-9 !?-.*+@

4. Finally...

I declare that I have read and understood the Rules and the FAQ*:
A selection of the rules:
  • You can be in one team only
  • You can not change your team name, username and email address once registration is completed
  • You and your team mates get three attempts per chapter to submit the correct solution
  • As a `non-competing' team you can submit your solution to a chapter as soon as the next chapter is released
  • once you click the `Submit' button, an email will be sent to your email address with instructions on how to activate this account