So You Think You Can Design

So You Think You Can Design 2019

The National Student Design Competition

We're delighted to announce the winners of our 2019 National So You Think You Can Design - Textiles competition.

Congratulations to:

First Place:

Joel Taylor from Northcote High School Victoria, For his design for an Urban Compost System

Second Place:

Sophie Daly from Clancy Catholic College NSW, for her design for a Solar Powered Charging Sticker

Third Place:

Elexandra Granland from Canterbury Girls Secondary College VIC, for her design for 3D Printed Clothing that Helps to Prevent Skin Cancer.

Also, a special mention goes to our two other finalists, Alannah Pintabona and Jonathan Caprarelli, both of Clancy Catholic College in NSW.

Thanks to all of the schools who participated, and we look forward to seeing your 2020 entries later in the year!



The competition took place in 2 stages:

Schools who participated in National Design & Technologies Week undertook the  challenge in their classes - to design a product which attempts to solve a personal, local or global problem and uses a new technology as part of the solution.

Finalists were selected from this initial round, and then their work was displayed at the DATTA Vic Makerspace 2019 competition. The overall winners were chosen by the delegates on the day.


Thanks to our generous sponsors for their help and support with SYTYCD 2019

Background Information

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.

The competition is a great way to engage your students in the design process, and promote Design & Technologies to your wider school community.

Contact Laura at for further information.

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Textiles 2019

Click HERE for STYTCD 2018  (national competition)

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Textiles 2018

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!