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Celebrating the winners 2019/20

To everyone involved in this year's competition, from our partners and judging panels to our educators, entrants and winners, thank you for making the RSA Student Design Awards 2019/20 a great success! We look forward to celebrating with you at the online Awards Ceremony on 30 July.

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Submissions closed for 2019/20 - what next?

The RSA Student Design Awards 2019/20 are closed – thank you to everyone who entered!  We are now preparing the entries for judging, which kicks off on Thursday 19 March.  


This year we ran a series of free in-person and online workshops with the purpose of delving deeper into some of the competition topics.

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Watch the 2019/20 briefs presented by our partners

On 24 September we officially launched the 2019/20 RSA Student Design Awards at the RSA House in London. Watch videos from the day to find out more about the briefs.

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2019/20 launch and tutor briefing event, 24 September

Educators are invited to join us at the RSA to hear from us and our industry partners about the 2019/20 RSA design briefs, new developments to the programme, and the support we offer tutors and students.

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2019/20 briefs launched

Calling all creative problem solvers: our 2019/20 design briefs have launched! Nine real-world challenges rooted in big societal problems, open to higher education students and recent graduates around the world.

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Designing our futures 2019

The 2019 RSA Student Design Awards' Ceremony was held at the RSA on 19th June.

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The RSA Student Design Awards is a global curriculum and competition for emerging designers that’s been running since 1924.

We challenge students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking.

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Aug 2019 – Briefs launch online + registration opens

Mon 20 Jan 2020 – Competition opens for submissions via

4 pm GMT, Wed 12 Feb 2020 – Deadline for Early Bird submission at reduced entry fee of £25

4 pm GMT, Wed 11 Mar 2020 – Final deadline for online registration and submission (£35 entry fee)

Mar - May 2020 – Judging (2 stages: shortlisting and interviews with finalists)

July 2020 – Awards Ceremony

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