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DATTA Awards

The DATTA Awards are offered to Design Technology Students in Junior and Senior Secondary in Far North Qld. The awards aim to promote the study of Design Technology Subjects in secondary schools, and to encourage students who study these subjects to demonstrate their technical knowledge as well as design skills and craftmanship. The Awards were first offered in 1993 and were called the Industrial Technology and Design Awards. The first sponsor of the awards was Cairns Region Group Training (now Skill360 Australia), and we are very proud of the fact that they have remained a sponsor of these awards for the past 25 years. In 2018, the awards expanded to 20 categories, and proudly sponsored by 26 organisations. In 2019 the Awards will undergo a review, and will expand to 22 categories to encompass, innovation, enterprise and environmental sustainability.

Students are strongly encouraged to enter and participate as judging of all entries is undertaken by an Industry Panel based on current industry standards. This endorsement by an Industry Panel is a tremendous value add and opportunity for students seeking a career in this industry.

Students will also receive financial prizes that will assist them in continuing studies in this area.

Meet Our DATTA Award Sponsors

Wonderful local companies who believe in these students and the Business Liaison Association.  

Please support them if you can!

The 2018 Presentation Night!



Our fantastic photo backdrop kindly supplied by Status Signs and Total Exhibition Services.

Held at the Event Cinimas Cairns Central - Proud Sponsors of the event.

Our beautiful Thank You gifts for the Sponsors proudly sponsored by Simply Hampers!

330 in attendance tonight.

Ms Angela Toppin - MC

Thank you to the fantastic Design and Technology Teachers in FNQ! 

They are the best of the best...

Got to Love them!

Thank you Mr Mark Harland