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The 2016-17 competition will open for entries on 18th January 2017. Currently enrolled students and recent graduates studying on any recognised higher education course, anywhere in the world, can enter via the submission form on the Student Design Awards website.

View 2016/17 Briefs

Each of the 12 design briefs in this year's competition is focused around a different social, economic or environmental issue – ranging from how might we design environments that foster creative thinking to how might we encourage people and communities to reduce food waste.

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The RSA Student Design Awards is fuelled by mutually beneficial partnerships with a range of organisations and individuals who work with us in different ways, from sponsoring the competition and collaborating on events to judging the competition and mentoring participants.

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Sevra	 Davis

Sevra Davis

Director of Design and Challenges and Director of the RSA Student Design Awards


Rebecca Ford

Rebecca Ford

UK Manager, RSA Student Design Awards


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