D&T Excellence Awards 2021

Nominations have closed and shortlisting will commence!

This prestigious awards ceremony will be held at The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL on Friday 17th September 2021 hosted by the D&T Association and The Institution of Engineering and Technology. The awards give professional recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues for their unique work in design and technology education across the categories.

The award nomination categories for the 21st Design and Technology Excellence Awards are listed below. We had an outstanding number of nominations this year and it is very positive to see all the hard work that takes place in our D&T classrooms. If you made a nomination for the previous award ceremony and your candidate was not successful, they will automatically go into the nominations for this year.

The award nomination categories are as follows:

CATEGORY 1: Boxford award for innovation and creativity in design and technology

CATEGORY 2: Inspirational teaching of design and technology – Primary

CATEGORY 3:  HME Logistics LLP award for inspirational teaching of design and technology – Secondary 

CATEGORY 4: The James Dyson Foundation award for excellence in engineering education 

CATEGORY 5:  The Institution of Engineering and Technology award for creative use of digital technologies in design and technology

CATEGORY 6: Industry engagement 

CATEGORY 7: Development of STEM learning opportunities 

CATEGORY 8: Royal Academy for Engineering award for exceptional pupil achievement

CATEGORY 9: Design and technology subject leadership

CATEGORY 10: Supporting design and technology 

CATEGORY 11: Heart Educational award for design and technology teacher education

CATEGORY 12NEJ Stevenson award for outstanding contribution to design and technology 


Good luck to all the nominees!

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Excellence Awards, please do contact Neesha Mistry (Neesha.mistry@data.org.uk) to express your interest.

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