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Students and recent graduates anywhere in the world can enter the Awards, which challenge emerging designers to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues. Final deadline for entries is midnight on 4th March.

Since 1924 the RSA Student Design Awards competition has challenged emerging artists, designers, thinkers and makers to use design thinking, craft and ingenuity to drive innovation.

Young designers now have a 2-month window to submit their work into the 2014/15 Awards – the final deadline for entries is midnight on 4th March, and there is an early bird deadline on 4th February with a reduced £25 entry fee.

There are 8 design briefs in this year’s competition, and each is focused around a different social or environmental issue - ranging from how we might foster creative thinking (Creative Conditions) and make healthy eating appealing to young people (The Daily Diet), to designing sustainable toys (Fair Play) and ways for people and communities to celebrate heritage (Heritage by Design).

All of the briefs are open to entries from students studying on any recognised higher education course, anywhere in world, as well as graduates who have graduated since March 2014. Winning entrants receive benefits including cash awards, work placements, RSA Fellowship, mentoring and industry links to develop budding careers. This year’s Awards include over £12,000 in cash prizes plus a range of paid internships, including at the Eden Project, Green Room and Priestmangoode.

Submissions should be made digitally via the form on the RSA Student Design Awards website.

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