Competitions & Events


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Ideas for competitions your students could enter. Being on this list is not a recommendation for any of the competitions. Always check the competition website for the most up to date information. 

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)

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 

Bright Ideas Challenge (cross curricular competition for schools by Shell)

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)

CanSat competition by the European Space Agency

CLEAPSS micro controller competition 

Clothes Show competition 

Concept Catwalk

Design Ventura Competition 

Eco Innovators 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)

Robots vs Animals

Starpack Schools Packaging Design Awards

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 

Wool4School Design Competition

World Autism Week

Young Fashion Designer UK 

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