The RSA Student Design Awards has been running since 1924. The competition has enabled and supported winners that have gone on to have a big impact across different industries.
Each year hundreds of universities around the world embed the RSA briefs in their curricula. The projects challenge students to apply their design skills in new ways as they tackle complex issues facing society, and their responses deliver new solutions to real-word problems. The practical support, connections and recognition award winners receive has a transformative effect on careers.
1994 Winner, now VP of Industrial Design at Apple
"The award definitely put me in the place that I am today. I can't see another route that would've got me here."
2016 Winner, now Junior Designer at Scope
"Working on the RSA brief has opened my view of design and what designers can do."
1988 Winner, now Global VP of Advanced Innovation at Nike
"I owe my career to the RSA Student Design Awards."