The main website for this contest is here: Kryptos


Please use the above website if available. In the event the above site is unavailable, the challenges for Kryptos 2018 and alternate submission instructions will be available below at 4pm on April 5th, 2018.

Challenge 1

Challenge 2

Challenge 3


Guidelines for Submission:

If possible, submit via the main submission page.

If the main submission page is down, please do the following:

  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 sources used in the cryptanalysis
  • A brief description of how your team arrived at the solution (1 page maximum)

 2. Email solutions to AND (if the main site is down there is also a good chance the cwu email is down so please send solutions to both addresses). 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.

3. 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!

Solutions must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. (P.D.T) April 9, 2018.