The IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition celebrates 150 years of the IET



The competition encourages young people to think about how a whole community could tackle the problems we are facing, like climate change and resources running out.  Taking part in this competition will also let young people explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths), as well as improving skills like problem-solving!

The Challenge:
You are required to design and build a sustainable community, similar to the community you live. Imagine an open piece of land with nothing on it, a blank canvas, this is where you begin!
Your community needs 150 homes to accommodate the residents, the rest is up to you!  
You need your community to be sustainable, that means considering the environment and everything that lives in it.  From providing shelter and water, to heating, food sources and your economy, the challenge is yours. Where will the community buy goods? Where will they work? Where will they go for education or if they feel unwell? And finally, how will they get there?
These choices and so many more will be yours to make as you design and create your own sustainable community!

We are pleased to announce that the IET 150 will award the winning entry from each competition class and each age category with a LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set or LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set, depending on the age group.  


Competition Guide

Download our brief competition guide for more information on the competition and how to enter.  

How to enter:

Young people can enter the competition as an individual or a group, and more information is available by downloading the resources below.  

To enter the competition, please email your poster/portfolio to along with a completed IET 150 Competition Entry Form (Word version) or IET 150 Competition Entry Form (editable PDF).  

The closing date for entries is Friday 28th January 2022.  

Downloadable Resources

Below are our resources available to download for teachers, parents and young people entering the competition, click the image to download.  




Who can enter the competition?

The IET 150 competition is open to all UK entrants, including Northern Ireland.  Whilst EESW usually only delivers activities in Wales due to funding via the Welsh Government, we have developed this competition in conjunction with the IET to celebrate their 150th anniversary year. 

What are the prizes?

We are pleased to announce that there will be a prize for each competition class and winning entries will receive either a LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set or LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set.  

What is the maximum number of young people who can enter as a large group (10+)?

In order for every young person to be involved in their group, please note that the maximum number involved in large group entries is 30.  

I'm having trouble completing the entry form?

The IET 150 competition entry form is available to download in Word and as editable PDF using the links above, however if you have any issues just drop us an email to 

How do I contact you with a query?

If you have any queries directly relating to the IET 150 competition, please send us an email to or call us on 01656 669381