Competitions & Events: D&T

Use the drop down headings under the main ‘D&T’ menu to see other resources

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Ideas for competitions your students could enter. Information in brackets indicates the closing dates for competitions. If the competition listed has passed it’s closing date it may still be useful to search the website link for any new competitions.  

Always check the organiser's website to make sure the competition is still on & for details of how to enter.


My current competition - Product in a Tin

AwaytoMars - not a competition as such, this is a collaborative fashion design platform (age 14 and above). Ideas are made into crowdfunding campaigns and successful campaigns then go into production with profits being shared with the designer. 

Alu D&T Challenge - designing with aluminium (website includes free teaching resources) (31st Dec 2016)

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (ends April 2017)

British Science Week

British Language Champions (an event & competition combined as the winning teams that attend get prizes. The focus is on raising the profile of modern foreign languages in the workplace and there are several D&T related days e.g. Flair for International Fashion and the International Space Challenge)

CLEAPSS micro controller competition 

Clothes Show competition 

Concept Catwalk

Design Ventura Competition 

Fairtrade Fortnight

Keen Young Cooks 

John Lewis Innovation Challenge 

I’m an engineer, get me out of here! 

International Women’s Day

Lincolnshire Young Designer of the Year 

National Science & Engineering Competition

Pi Day

Practical Action (Global Design Challenge 16th Dec 2016)

Robots vs Animals

Talent 2030 competition National Engineering Competition for Girls

The Armourers & Brasiers Tata Sixth Form Materials Prize

The Great British Make off 

The Tenner Challenge 

Triumph Design Awards 

Technology, Design & Innovation Challenge (TDI)

Ultimate STEM Challenge (13th Jan 2017)

Wool4School Design Competition

World Autism Week

Young Fashion Designer UK (open to for controlled assessment entries for GCSE and ALevel as part of the competition as well as for KS3 entries for exhibiting only)


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