So You Think You Can Design

SYTYCD is a growing national design event that demonstrates the strength of design teaching in Australian secondary schools.

Click HERE to see where it all began and get some great resources to use in your own classroom.

In Victoria, teachers can register their students to take part in a series of school-based design challenges, and submit 2 winners to DATTA Vic. Their work is then judged by an expert panel, and up to five schools are then selected to join in a design marathon, live at the DATTA Vic conference.

The competition is open to all secondary Design & Technology students, and will engage them in sketching, CAD and prototyping.

The winners receive a substantial prize and a trophy to take back to their schools.

SYTYCD runs twice a year in Victoria as part of our annual conferences: once for Wood, Metal & Plastics students and once for Textiles students

SYTYCD - Textiles 2017

Congratulations to all of our wonderful finalists of So You Think You Can Design - Textiles 2017 !

Lyndale Secondary College - Mineth Fonseka & Yusra Nowfar

Northcote High School - Leeawuleena Horler Skiotis & Amelie Kleinschmidt 

Genazzano FCJ College Grace Nesbitt and Lisa Biasotto

And a VERY special mention to Mineth & Yusra (and their teacher Sarah Bulkeley) from Lyndale who were the overall winners.

Here they are pictured with Cathy Sofarnos from Bernina Australia and their prize - a Bernina overlocker each!


Click HERE for the SYTYCD - Textiles 2017 Challenges.


The competition took place in 2 stages:

Stage 1: Two design challenges completed in school by 1st May 2017.  Teachers then chose two winners and submitted their work to DATTA Vic.

Stage 2: The finalists from stage 1 competed live at our 60,000 Years of Australian Design & Technologies conference at Harvester Technical College in Sunshine on the 12th & 13th May.


All finalists received prizes, and the 2 winners each won a Bernina overlocker! Accompanying teachers attendeded the conference for free.

Thanks to our generous sponsors for their help and support with SYTYCD Textiles 2017 

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Textiles 2016

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Wood, Metal & Plastics 2016

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Textiles 2015

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Wood Metal & Pastics 2015

Click HERE for SYTYCD 2014

Click HERE for SYTYCD 2011 - How it all Began!