The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
Cryptography Competition
Cryptography Competition
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The organisers of the annual Skyscanner-sponsored Alan Turing Cryptography Competition present a one-off competition to coincide with the release of The Imitation Game, a film about Alan Turing's code-breaking work during WWII.
This competition closed on 28th November 2014 at 12:00pm and no more entries can be submitted. Prize winners will be notified shortly by email. A list of prize winners and solutions to the competition will appear once prize winners have been confirmed.

Can you find Alan Turing's buried silver?

In 1940, Alan Turing converted his savings into silver ingots and buried them near Bletchley Park. The silver has never been found. Solve the cryptic codes, find the silver and win some fantastic prizes related to THE IMITATION GAME.

What do I have to do?

Decipher three coded clues and use them to find the location of the silver. Once you have the solution, submit your answers here.

Who is eligible?

Any resident of the United Kingdom can enter the competition, but only one prize will be awarded per household. A complete set of rules is given here .

What can I win?

The prizes will be film-related merchandise kindly donated by StudioCanal. Winners will be selected by a random draw from all correct solutions.

How long have I got?

The competition will close at midday on 28th November 2014.

What's the film about?

Based on the real life story of Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who is credited with cracking the German Enigma code, THE IMITATION GAME portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

THE IMITATION GAME stars Benedict Cumberbatch ( Star Trek Into Darkness, TV's Sherlock) as Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV's Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV's Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education).

In UK Cinemas 14th November 2014.