So You Think You Can Design

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

There are 2 competitions each year - one for w/m/p students, which is now a national event, and one for textiles students. 

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

SYTYCD -  Textiles 2018

Entries for So You Think You Can Design - Textiles 2018 are now open!

Sign your school up now - You can work with as many students as you like in class, and then you should submit 2 winners to DATTA Vic.  They have the chance to compete as a team live at the SYTYCD finals at the DATTA Vic annual conference on the 18th of May in Sunshine, and the winners will each receive a Bernina 215 Sewing Machine!

It's a great way to engage your students in the design process, and promote Textiles to your wider school community.

Taking part is easy - simply email Laura at to register your school. You'll then be sent permission slips, which we'll require for your students if they get through to the finals.

Then click HERE for the FAQ's, including the Design Challenges you'll be running and information on the final.

Good luck!

Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support for this program:


Contact Laura at for further information.

Click HERE for SYTYCD 2017 (national competition)

Click HERE for 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!