The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India is running a campaign titled ‘Stay Safe Online’ during India’s G20 presidency. The campaign would sensitize internet users about online cyber risks & safety measures, promote safe online behaviour and - cyber hygiene practices. For more details , visit :

Objective of the competition: The objective of organizing these National level competitions are to inculcate cyber hygiene practices among the internet users as part of SSO Campaign.

These competitions are organized in collaboration with Central Institute of Educational Technology(CIET), a constituent unit of NCERT, Ministry of Education.


    Name of the Month

    The theme of the Month

    February 2023

    How to secure cyberspace?

    March 2023

    Safe and secure use of Social Media platforms

    April 2023

    Online financial transactions security and risks

    May 2023

    Dangers of social engineering attacks and security measures

    June 2023

    Securing Mobile/Mobile Apps from various cyber attacks

    July 2023

    Safety and Security over various cyber and sexual offenses


    Online Gaming Safety (or) Internet Addiction (or) Digital Detox

    September 2023

    Identity theft and Digital footprints in cyberspace

    October 2023

    Data Security and privacy in the Digital Space.


    These competitions give a unique opportunity to all the participants to showcase their talent and creativity in Cyber Security domain on the above monthly themes(Refer Point1 for monthly themes).

    • Short Video
    • Drawing and Painting
    • Creating a Cartoon story board
    • Slogan Writing on Stay Safe Online
    • Real life Cyber incident and how you have overcome that issue (share your experiences)
    • Share your reels / shorts
    • Open to All(Children,Student,Women,Senior Citizen,Government Employee,Teacher/Faculty,Specially abled etc.,)
    • Attractive prizes worth Rupees One lakh fifty thousand across all categories monthly
    • National Level Certificates for all the prize winners
    • Participation certificate will be given all eligible candidate
    • Best Works will be published in Newsletters/Magazines/Websites/Calendar and promoted with SSO branding

    Details of the prize amounts for various competitions


    Prize amount for the various competitions

    Total amount


    1.Drawing and Painting

    2.Cartoon story board

    3.Short Video

    4.Cyber Security Slogan

    5.Real life Cyber incident

    6. Reels / shorts*


    1st Place

    Rs.30,000.00(Rs.10,000.00 for each competition)


    Rs.10,000.00(Rs.5,000.00 for each competition)


    2nd Place

    Rs.24,000.00 (Rs.8,000.00 for each competition)


    Rs.8,000.00 (Rs.4,000.00 for each competition)


    3rd Place

    Rs.15,000.00(Rs.5,000.00 for each competition)


    Rs.6,000.00 (Rs.3,000.00 for each competition)


    Consolation Prizes


    (5 Nos *Rs.2,000) (Rs.10,000.00 for each competition)


    ( 5 Nos *Rs.1,000)


    ( 5 Nos *Rs.1,000) (Rs.5,000.00 for each competition)


    Total Amount





    Grand Total


    • All entries should be submitted on or before: 28th Feb,2023 / 30th of every month
    • Winners will be announced at National Level on 3rd/4th week of the successive month
    1. Drawing and
    2. Cartoon story board category:
    3. Short
    4. Real Life Cyber incident - how you have overcome that
    5. Reels/
    6. Slogan
    • The work will be judged on the following criteria:
      1. Originality- 30%
      2. Creativity and Presentation- 40%
      3. Relevance to the theme- 30%
    • Email:
    • WhatsApp No.:9490771800
    • Copyright of all the works entered will be assigned to the organizers.
    • C-DAC Hyderabad is not responsible for any uploads/loss/delays during uploading of works 
    • The selection done by the committee is final and binding.
    • No individual correspondence shall be entertained.
    • The results will be displayed and announced through our web site .Separate intimation may also be sent to each of the winner. 
    • The decision of Jury/Expert committee of the competition will be final.
    • The work received will be considered as the property of SSO project, C-DAC Hyderabad. The work will not be returned back and the same can be used as part of project promotions with appropriate acknowledgement.
    • The organization reserves the right to cancel the competition without any prior intimation.
    • If less number of works are received in any of the above categories may be dropped or given a limited number of awards based on the selection process
    • All the above guidelines should be followed by the participant, failing which the works/submission may be disqualified.
    • The participants who have been already declared as winners in these competitions are
      not eligible to receive any cash awards again but they can keep participating in the competitions.