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CtF Competition

The KINDI Center for Computing Research will be hosting a Capture-the-Flag(CtF) competition from 26th OCTOBER 2021 as part of Cyber Week 2021. The CtF is a competition where teams of students compete to solve a series of cyber security challenges in a limited amount of time. The competition is designed to promote awareness about the importance of cyber security. The security challenges are conducted in a controlled interactive environment called the Cyber Range.

KINDI already hosted 2 successful CtF events in 2019. The events attracted a large number of students from universities in the State of Qatar. The CtF for this 2021 is open only to students studying and residing in Qatar. A maximum of 6 teams will be hosted and each team will have a maximum of 6 students. If you are interested in participating Register your Team Here

Important Notes:

Please note the following important points about the CtF registration:

  • When completing the registration form, for each team member, copies of a Qatar Identity (QID) and Student Identity Card are required to be uploaded as supporting documentation. The QID is proof of residence in Qatar and the Student ID card will be used as proof of the team member’s student status. Applicants that will not supply these supporting documents will be disqualified from participating in the competition.
  • For purposes of the competition, the constitution of teams should stay as they were at the time of registration. Later addition of team members will not be allowed.
  • Each team must have a minimum of 2 members and a maximum of 6 members.

Registration for the CtF competition is free.

CtF competition was broadcasted live on this channel.

Prize Information

The 2021 KINDI CtF competition has a total of QAR 45,000 in cash prizes which will be awarded to the best 3 teams. The details of the prizes are as follows:

  • 1st Prize: QAR 20,000

    • This prize will be awarded to the best team. This is the team that will solve most of the security challenges in the shortest time.  
  • 2nd Prize: QAR 15,000

    • This prize will be awarded to the second best team to complete the challenges.
  • 3rd Prize: QAR 10, 000

    • This prize will be awarded to the third best team to complete challenges.

The prizes will be announced after auditing of the performance of the best teams.

Important Dates



Deadline for CtF Registration THURSDAY, 20TH OCTOBER 2021, @11AM
Date for CtF Training Session SUNDAY, 25TH OCTOBER 2021, @11AM
Date of CtF Competition TUESDAY, 26th OCTOBER 2021, @10AM

All queries related to the call for the participation must be sent to this email: