BearcatCTF 2024

Welcome to Cyber@UC’s BearcatCTF 2024! This is Cyber@UC’s inaugural year running our own dedicated CTF competition. We have hosted many CTFs for other University of Cincinnati student organizations such as IEEE and ACM and we are excited to be hosting independently.

This event is welcoming students across Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southern Indiana. Competing at the tri-state level provides the opportunity to work with and against some of the brightest student minds in the area. Registration is free and open now!

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Event Information

BearcatCTF is a 24-hour, continuous event hosted at the University of Cincinnati. Participants are able to compete in-person at the 1819 Innovation Hub or remotely*

  • Start: February 3rd at 2 PM
  • End: February 4th at 2 PM
  • Location: 1819 Innovation Hub, 2900 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206
  • Teams of up to 4 people. (Team formation happens closer to the event)
  • 18+ students only


  1. 1 Year VIP+ HackTheBox Subscription
  2. 1 Month VIP+ HackTheBox Subscription & Wi-Fi Pineapple
  3. 1 Month VIP HackTheBox Subscription & USB Rubber Duckies
  4. *Note: Competitors are eligible for prizes ONLY if they are attending in-person

Sponsorship Packages

An event like this is impossible without sponsors. Below are sponsorship packages for both the Bearcat CTF and the Cyber@UC student organization. If interested, please email

Sponsorship Download
Bearcat CTF Logo Bronze: $500 Silver: $1250 Gold: $2250 Platinum: $5000
Branding - Feature your logo on event shirts and website x x x x
Career Link - Link to your company's career page or email x x x x
Career Fair - Dedicated booth space to talk to participants about career opportunities x x x
Keynote Feature - 5 minutes at the beginning of the keynote to talk x x x
Sponsor Challenge - Bring your own challenge to the CTF! x x x
Host Session or Workshop - Talk with students about educational topic related to your field of work x x
Keynote - Invitation to talk during keynote speech at event kickoff x
Byte Club Tier x
Cyber@UC Logo Bit: $1750 Byte: $2750
CTF Silver Tier x x
Branding - Feature your logo on our club shirts and website x x
Resume Book - Access to our active general body's resumes x x
Meeting Takeover - Come talk to our general body about what you and your company does on a day to day basis. x x
Capstone Connections - Connect with senior students working on their final project for their undergrad degree. x x
CTF Gold Tier x
Industry Dinner - Have a catered dinner (or other event) with our general body and members of campus x

Note: All organizational sponsor packages last one-year from time of donation.

CTF Participants

All CTF Particpants are required to register online at



If you are a UC student and interested in helping prepare for the CTF or run the event please contact You do not have to be a member of Cyber@UC or even interested in cybersecurity to help out. This is a great opportunity for service hours.