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Learning through competition

Inspire young people to learn new skills and do their very best by taking part in engineering competitions!

Learning through competition

A bit of healthy competition can really enhance students' learning and teach them valuable life lessons. The key is to make sure they enjoy the journey of discovery, even if winning is the cherry on the cake!

When students take part in competitions, whether on their own or in teams, they will: become more inquisitive, research independently, innovate and come up with creative solutions, become more resilient to setbacks, learn to work with others, analyse outcomes, learn to communicate their findings effectively, and work to a set deadline and judging criteria... all of which are crucial skills that will prepare them for life and the world of work.

Neon hosts a range of online, in-school and offsite STEM competitions for all age ranges. Students could work on projects ranging from health to the environment and from computing to design and technology. The options are endless and what's important is that students are empowered to work on issues or topics that inspire them. Have a look at our selection of epic engineering competitions below or use the filters on the main experiences page.

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Competition

The Big Bang Competition

Inspire inquisitive minds to think big, challenge facts, ask questions and invent solutions with the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition.
  • Ages 11 to 19
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
Competition

EEP Robotics Challenge

Teams build, program and control LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 as well as present an engineering-focused research project.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Offsite - Multiple locations
  • Multi-session
  • Free
Competition

IET 150: My Sustainable Community Competition

Encourage young people to think about how a whole community could tackle the problems we are facing, like climate change and resources running out.

  • Ages 7 to 14
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
Competition

goIT monthly challenge

Empowering the digital innovators of tomorrow to develop a creative tech-based solution to address each months' unique theme.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
Competition

FIRST® LEGO® League

A global robotics-based life skills competition.

  • Ages 9 to 16
  • In-school
  • Multi-session
  • Cost applies Bursaries available
Competition

F1 in Schools

Launch STEM careers through competition... Let your students find their calling with the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge!

  • Ages 9 to 19
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Cost may apply

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