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.

Previous Competitions

The Alan Turing Cryptography Competition was initially intended as a one-off competition and formed part of the Alan Turing Centenary Celebrations in 2012. The competition proved to be so popular that we now run it as an annual event.

Now in its fourth year, the competition is organised by The School of Mathematics at The University of Manchester and is aimed at secondary school children up to Year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), Year 12 (Northern Ireland). You don't need to be a computer whizz or a mathematical genius - you just need to keep your wits about you and be good at solving problems!

The competition will conclude with The Second Alan Turing Cryptography Day on Wednesday 29th April 2015. Find out what happened at the first one here .

Registration for the fourth edition of the Competition will open December 1st. In the meantime, why not explore the previous editions of the Competition and be inspired? 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Current Competition

StudioCanal invited us to organise a one-off competition to coincide with the release of The Imitation Game and you are looking at the result. The Imitation Game Cryptography Competition is open to all ages. We hope that you enjoy it.

The University of Manchester Science Spectacular

In Manchester on 25th October 2015? Come and meet us at the The University of Manchester Science Spectacular.