About

Rules

By registering for the competition, participants agree to the following rules. Teams found to be in violation of any rule may be disqualified.

  • Participants are strongly encouraged to use Google and other online resources, but there should be no direct assistance on any problem. (e.g. do not post problems on an online forum.)
  • No sharing of hints or flags. Specific guidance on problems may only be provided by NACTF administrators.
  • No brute-force submission of flags — we monitor all submissions. There may be problems where brute-force is the intended solution but never through submission to the NACTF website.
  • Teams are limited to 5 members.
  • Do not interfere with the progress of other teams. Attacking scoring servers, the NACTF website, or other teams is cheating. Challenge servers may only be hacked in ways that are explicitly indicated.

Prizes

Anyone may participate in NACTF, however there are restrictions on eligibility for prizes. There are three categories for prizes.

US Middle School and High School Students

All team members must be a US middle school or high school student.

  • 1st place: $125
  • 2nd place: $100
  • 3nd place: $75
  • 4th-7th place: $50
  • 8th-10th place: $25
Newark Academy Students

All team members must be a Newark Academy middle school or high school student.

  • 1st place: $75
  • 2nd place: $50
  • 3rd place: $25
Newark Academy Faculty

All team members must be a Newark Academy teacher or faculty member.

  • 1st place: $75

Sponsors

Thank you to Trail of Bits for providing the competition prizes! Check out their blog and follow them on twitter @trailofbits to learn about state-of-the-art cybersecurity!

Trail of Bits

Who are we?

NACTF is hosted by Newark Academy's Computer Science Club. The student contributors to NACTF are the following:

  • Warren Sunada-Wong
  • Ethan Wu
  • Ethan Chee