Rewarding educators around the world who drive creative problem solving in the context of the SDGs (sustainable development goals).


Every week a Sustainable Development Goal is identified and students and teachers can submit their Poly Machines helping to explain and/or solve on identified SDG challenges for others in the community. Sponsors provide prizes to teachers and students that cause most growth in their community.

This week’s SDG (#SDGPrize1):


Current Drawing Period
September 23rd - September 29th, 2019


Polycoins earned.


Four (4) prizes are available for the Winning Team Leaders:

  • Winners from the United States:
    $200 Amazon Gift Card
  • Winners outside the United States:
    $200 Visa Gift Card.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Classroom Teacher, School Leader, or District Leader.

  • 21 years of age or older.

  • Lead a Teacher, School, or District team on Polyup.

How to Enter

Eligible team leaders can participate between Sep 23rd 12:01 AM PST to Sep 29th at 11:59 PM PST by doing the following:

  1. Create a Polyup Account and a team for the Poly Challenge. See How to Sign up for Poly Challenge for instructions and Poly Challenge terms.

  2. Enter the code SDG1 on This code needs to be entered before 11:59pm PST on Sep 29th, 2019.

  3. The teacher team must author special machines for the week’s SDG to enter the prize drawing within that week.

  4. Only creative and purposeful machines will be considered into the drawing, random and very simple machines will not be accepted.

For complete details, see Official Rules here.