9th January 2020Matrix Challenge 2020

Matrix Challenge is a FREE cyber security challenge organised by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit (YHRCCU), and is available to all 11-17 year olds residing in the United Kingdom. The competition is split into two age groups – 11-14 years and 15-17 years.

Initially setup in 2018, utilising funds from the Proceeds of Crime Act, the Matrix Challenge was successfully made available to juveniles in the West Yorkshire region with finalists competing for technology prizes such as laptops, drones and tablets. In 2019, the Matrix Challenge was broadened to the Yorkshire and Humber region – incorporating the assistance of West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside Police Forces. The final was held at York Race Course with a number of nationally recognised businesses supporting the event.

In 2020, the YHRCCU are proud to announce that the Matrix Challenge will be offered to all residents of the UK with the ten regional organised crime units assisting in rolling out the event.

The challenge starts on 20th January until the 14th February. Full information about what is involved, how to register as well as permission forms, social media marketing material can be found here.