Innovations Awards

A celebration of Welsh Design & Technology, recognising and rewarding the next generation of innovators.

Working in conjunction with the Welsh Government, our Innovations Awards encourage young people in Wales to be technologically innovative and appreciate the importance of Design and Technology.


2019 Award Winners

GCSE Winner Q Misell - Ysgol Bro Edern
AS Level Winner and Overall Winner Thomas Jenkins - Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun
A Level Winner Jack Hughson - Ysgol Calon Cymru
Creativity Category Amy Owen - Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi
Intellectual Property Category Morgan Rhys Clewer-Evans - Ysgol Preseli
CAD/CAM Category Lucy Clark - Howells School


For the GCSE, AS and A Level categories, the prizes were: 

1st £250 for the winning student and £150 for the centre
2nd £150 for the winning student and £125 for the centre
3rd £100 for the winning student and £100 for the centre


A look at the 2019 Innovations Awards Ceremony

Students, teachers and parents from schools and colleges across the country gathered at the Pierhead to find out the winners of the best inventions in the A level, AS and GCSE categories. The ceremony was held on the 10th of December and was attended by Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Ian Morgan WJEC Chief Executive. Thomas Jenkins, 18, from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun in Cynon Valley was crowned the overall winner for his ‘stacking chair aid’, which helps move multiple chairs once they’ve been stacked. Further information on each winner is available from our latest news section.










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"The awards are a fantastic way of recognising and celebrating the success of our students in Wales. We were overwhelmed by the standard of entries this year and would like to congratulate our award winners for their outstanding work." Steve Howells, WJEC Design & Technology Subject Officer
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"The Innovation Awards recognises the very best in creativity and design amongst the many talented students we have in Wales. Encouraging innovation is one of the best ways in which we can ensure a strong, sustainable economic future for Wales. I congratulate all those who have taken part in the competition and it is very encouraging to see such a high standard of entries." Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science & Transport

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