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2019 Winners Announced

This is the 95th year the RSA has run the Student Design Awards and it did not disappoint!

Find out more about the winners 

2018/19 Shortlists Announced

The first round of judging is over – find out about the finalists!

See who the finalists are


We’re thrilled to have received hundreds of submissions for the RSA Student Design Awards this year. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Learn more about the next steps in the judging process.


 Don't miss your chance to be a part of the next generation of changemankers

Find out how to enter

Grand Stations Design Workshops

Register now for workshops in London, Newcastle or online.

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Introducing the 2018/19 Briefs…

Our 2018/19 design briefs have launched! 10 real-world challenges focused on big social issues, open to higher education students and recent graduates around the world.

Explore the briefs

2018/19 Launch & Tutor Briefing Event

Educators are invited to join us at the RSA on 25 September to hear from us and our industry partners about this year's briefs and the support we offer to participants and universities.

Register to attend

2018 Awards Ceremony, with keynote by Clive Grinyer

On 27 June we celebrated the 2018 Award Winners at the RSA in London.

Read about the event

2018 Winners Announced

Drum roll... we're excited to announce the 2018 Award Winners!

Read about the 20 winning solutions

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.

Find out more about what we do



Aug 2018 – Briefs launch + register your interest online

Mon 14 Jan 2019 – Competition opens for submissions via

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 4 pm GMT – Deadline for ‘early bird’ submissions at reduced entry fee of £25

Wed 13 Mar 2019, 4 pm GMT – Final deadline for online registration + submissions (£35 entry fee)

20 Mar 2019 – Judging begins (2 stages: anonymous shortlisting + interviews with finalists)

May 2019 – Winners announced

Jun 2019 – Awards ceremony

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