So You Think You Can Design

So You Think You Can Design - Textiles 2019

We're delighted to announce the finalists of our 2019 So You Think You Can Design - Textiles !

Congratulations to:

  • Hannah Clark and Shelby Holyoak from Beaconhills College Berwick
  • Kyle Taylor and Tess Hider from, Eltham High School
  • Swasti Dhunlall and Thirvani Arunachalam Elanthendral from Melbourne Girls College


The competition takes place in 2 stages:

Schools who registered were sent the 2019 Challenge.

1: Two design challenges were completed in school by 12th April.  Teachers then chose two winners and submitted their work to DATTA Vic. 

2: The finalists from stage 1 compete live at our Emerging Technologies conference at Harvester Technical College in Sunshine on the 10th May.

All finalists will receive prizes, and the 2 students from the winning team will each win a Bernina 215 Sewing Machine! Accompanying teachers attendeded the conference for free.

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


Participants don't have to know how the technology would operate – this design challenge is about creativity and innovationThe technology may not even have been invented yet! 

ALSO, this design challenge fits in with the 2019 Wool4school design challenge – students can use their entry for SYTYCD for Wool4school as well!


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 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!