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Security Awareness Forum & Training - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Mon, Aug 3 - Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Virtual Background Competition

Show us what you’ve got!

Security Awareness Professionals are fantastic at being adaptive! Join in the fun for the first ever international virtual background contest! (Okay, to be fair we don’t know if this is really the first ever international virtual background competition, but that’s our story and we’re sticking to it.) Take the opportunity with all the virtual meetings you are having to invent a new awareness channel for your content! Virtual Backgrounds allow you to display an image as your background during video enable meetings, such as with Zoom. Contest rules and logistics are below.


  1. Submit your backgrounds at pollunit.com/polls/sanssecurityawareness

  2. All submissions due by Wed, 05 August 1pm EDT

  3. SANS is not associated with PollUnit or Zoom

  4. All common image formats are supported

  5. No more than two submission per organizations

  6. Please note, your submissions will be publicly available

  7. Don’t use your company’s logo in an unapproved manner. We don’t want to be the reason your hand gets slapped! You can go logo free if needed.

  8. All Summit participants will be allowed to vote

  9. Winners will be announced at the end of the SANS Security Awareness Virtual Summit


  • Remember, don’t fill the background with content. Be sure to make room for the person that would use the background

  • We’ll be looking for Security Awareness content that is informative, funny, creative, and inclusive.

  • Background features work best with a green screen and/or uniform lighting, to allow the software to detect the difference between you and your background.