Design & Technology Association Excellence Awards 2024

Nominations now open

The 24th Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards Nominations are now open. 

These prestigious awards serve as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work undertaken by individuals who have made significant contributions within D&T. In a constantly evolving landscape, D&T plays a crucial role in fostering creativity, problem-solving, and practical skills. The Excellence Awards aim to shine a spotlight on those individuals who have gone above and beyond whether that is through ground-breaking projects, educational initiatives, or transformative leadership. 

Nominate a pupil or colleague for their outstanding work or exceptional contribution to Design and Technology and lets raise the profile of your department and showcase how well the subject is being taught in your school. Industry nominations are also welcome, in previous years we have seen some excellent examples of how industry have worked with education to share insights and inspire future generations.

The Awards nominations will close on the 10th of June 2024. The Awards ceremony will be taking place in October 2024 and we look forward to bringing like-minded individuals together to celebrate excellence in D&T.

Nominate now

Whether you want to give recognition to a pupil, teacher or industry partner nominate now by selecting the most appropriate category for your nominee and ensure that they meet the category criteria. Please provide as much supporting evidence as possible as your nomination will only be judged on the information provided. Judges will not base their decision on previous knowledge of a candidate.

Click on the below links to find out more about each category. 

The awards categories are:

Category 1: The Autodesk Excellence Award for Outstanding Secondary Subject Leadership

Category 2: The Excellence Award for Outstanding Primary Subject Leadership

Category 3: The James Dyson Foundation Excellence Award Recognising Outstanding D&T Teacher(s)

Category 4: The Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in D&T Education

Category 5: The Nook Pods Excellence Award for Inspirational Support Staff within D&T

Category 6: The Institution of Engineering and Technology  Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution to D&T (Awarded by the D&T Association Board of Trustees)

Category 7: The Autodesk Excellence Award for Outstanding Industry Engagement (Teacher)

Category 8: The Excellence Award for Outstanding Industry Engagement (Industry Partner)

Category 9: The Excellence Award for Outstanding Departmental Team

Category 10: Outstanding Pupil Award: Age 5-11

Category 11: The Royal Academy of Engineering Award for Outstanding Pupil: Age 12-16

Category 12: The WJEC CBAC Excellence Award for Outstanding Pupil: Age 16-18

It's easy to nominate:

Download the nomination form or fill in our online form and supply plenty of supporting evidence and send by email to or for larger files send via WeTransfer before the nominations close on the 10th of June 2024.

For more information on how to complete a successful nomination see our hints and tips.

Click here to see the winners for 2023. 

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