Accessibility links

2017-18 Competition Open for Entries

The 2017-18 RSA Student Design Awards competition is officially open for entries! (Submissions close 4pm GMT on 14 March 2018).

Find out more about the key dates

Eat, Share, Live workshops: Registration now live

Are you working on Brief 6, Eat, Share, Live, of the 2017/18 Student Design Awards? If so, then join us for a workshop led by renowned kitchen designer Johnny Grey in Newcastle, London or Dundee. It's free to attend, but registration is essential.

Follow the links to register here

Designing for behaviour change workshop: Registration now live

Registration for our London design workshop is live. We invite students to join us and our partner in delivering social change, Shift, for a half day interactive design workshop on Tuesday 14 November, at RSA House, London.

Register now via our Eventbrite page

Introducing the 2017/18 briefs, with Sue Siddall

How might we improve wellbeing in the workplace? Design ways to improve sleep quality? Make financial services more inclusive? Redesign toys to eliminate waste? These are some of the challenges posed by this year's RSA Student Design Awards briefs, launched this week.

Find out more about the launch

2016/17 Awards Ceremony: With Keynote by David Constantine

The Awards ceremony took place on the hottest June day in Britain in over 40 years. Award winners, judges, industry partners and friends gathered at the RSA House in London to celebrate this year's winners.

See how the ceremony unfolded

Designing our Futures: Announcing the 2016/17 Winners

Today we reveal the 24 winning solutions developed in response to this year’s RSA Student Design Awards (SDA).

See the winners

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


Sign up to our newsletter

August 2017 - Briefs launch online + registration opens

Mon 15 Jan 2018 - Competition opens for submissions 

Wed 14 Feb 2018 - Deadline for ‘early bird’ submission by 4 pm GMT

Wed 14 March 2018 - Final deadline for submissions by 4 pm GMT

Wed 21 March 2018 -
2-stage judging begins 

Tuesday 22 May 2018 - Winners announced

June 2018 - Awards Ceremony at the RSA

sponsors and partners