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SDA News & Events
The 2017-18 RSA Student Design Awards competition is officially open for entries! (Submissions close 4pm GMT on 14 March 2018). University students and recent graduates anywhere in the world can enter the Awards – now in their 94th year – which challenge participants to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues.
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. Click here to follow the links to our Eventbrite pages
Entering a design project for the 2017/18 RSA Student Design Awards? Want to know how to design for behaviour change? Then 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. Registration is now live on our Eventbrite page. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We hope you can join us on the day!
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.
Held on the hottest June day in Britain in over 40 years, 21 June 2017 marked the ‘Designing our Futures: 2017 RSA Student Design Awards Ceremony’. Award winners, judges, industry partners and friends eschewed the evening sun and instead made their way to RSA House in London to enjoy something even better – a celebration of the 2017 Awards (our 93rd year!) and design for social impact.
A refillable ‘infinity mascara’, an intelligent carpet for growing crops in refugee camps, a customisable wheelchair brand that provides aspirational lifestyle products, and a classroom game that promotes inter-cultural understanding are among the innovations announced today.
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