Nominations for the D&T Excellence Awards OPEN

Brand New Award Categories

Nominations close Wednesday 15th June 2022

Started in 1999 by the Design and Technology Association Trustees, the Design and Technology Association Excellence Awards give professional recognition to individuals nominated by their colleagues for their inspirational contribution towards design and technology. This prestigious awards ceremony is in partnership with The Institution of Engineering and Technology and will be taking place on Friday 14th October 2022.

To celebrate the whole reach of our subject, we have revised and created 12 brand new categories this year.

Industry engagement, your D&T support staff, and educational research are all vital components of design and technology and worth individual praise.

And we have special awards for pupils at different stages of their development, as they deserve recognition and motivation to continue fulfilling their academic journey.

The judging panel consider the nominations and select the award winners based on the information provided on the nomination form and the supporting evidence. Any prior knowledge of the candidate will not be considered. Therefore you must select the appropriate category for your nominee and meet the category criteria. 

Take a look at the video of the 2021 Awards Evening to whet your appetite

Click the categories below for the criteria and get nominating!

Nominations close Wednesday 15th June 2022

Category 1: Autodesk Excellence Award for Outstanding Secondary Subject Leadership

Category 2: Excellence Award for Outstanding Primary Subject Leadership

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

Category 4: N.E.J Stevenson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in D&T Education

Category 5: Onshape Excellence Award for Inspirational Support Staff within D&T

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

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

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

Category 9: Autodesk 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: HME Logistics Award for Outstanding Pupil: Age 16-18

 A big thank you to The James Dyson Foundation for sponsoring all the tables at this amazing event.

Submit your nominations:

  • Via electronic PDF with your supporting evidence folder via email to 
  • Or our online nomination form. Don’t forget to send supporting evidence folder via email to
  • Or via post with your supporting evidence in the envelope to: The Design and Technology Association, 11 Manor Park, Banbury, Oxford, OX16 3TB

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