AFCEA International, the Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA) and the Atlantic Council have collaborated to create a cyberconflict history case studies contest. Up to six prizes of up to $1,000 will be awarded for the best submissions.
Anyone interested in participating in the competition must email their name, choice of case study and eligibility status—student, military or professional participant—to Karl Grindal, writing competition project manager, by April 15, 2012. The deadline for submitting papers is June 1, 2012.
Prizes will be awarded in each group. Each first-place winner will be awarded $1,000, and each second-place winner will receive $500. An additional $500 prize will be awarded to an international student. Award-winning entries that meet editorial criteria will be considered for inclusion in future CCSA journals or an upcoming Comprehensive History of Cyber Conflict publication. In addition, they may be selected for presentation at a future cyberconflict history conference. Authors of the winning papers automatically will be considered for an internship or employment at the Atlantic Council or the CCSA.
Papers must be between 7,500 and 8,500 words in length. Additional information about the competition is available in the official call for papers posted online.Winners will be notified in writing no later than July 20, 2012.