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Guidelines for Submission

  1. For each challenge completed, please prepare a 1-2 page solution (Word or PDF format please) containing:
    •     Challenge number.
    •     Name(s) of all team members.
    •     Name of school.
    •     Complete plaintext solution.
    •     List of sources used in the cryptanalysis.
    •     A brief description of how your team arrived at the solution (1 page maximum).
  2. Use the following form to upload your solution.  Note: There are no automatic confirmation emails this year. 
  3. If you experience any difficulty with the online form, you may email solutions to AND  The subject should read "kryptos solution" and the body of the email should include team member names and school.  Your solution (Word or PDF) should be attached to the email.
  4. For tie-breaking purposes, the time a solution is submitted will be considered. So, be sure to submit your solutions as you solve each challenge!
  5. Solutions must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. (P.D.T) April 20.

Fill out the following web form and attach your solution.

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