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 – here are the winning entries from the past 3 years…
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."
2016 Winner, now freelance Graphic Designer
“Taking part in the RSA Student Design Awards showed me how I can apply my design skills, and to what extent I can make change in the world as a designer – the RSA briefs are amazing in challenging design and designers.”
2015 Winner, now Walkeez! founder + PHD Student at NUA
“It’s been a whirlwind few months since winning the RSA Awards – with my RSA project idea, I’ve gone on to win Norwich University of the Arts’ Brainchild business ideas competition and been shortlisted for the Deutsche Bank DBASE awards.”
2004 Winner, now Founding Director of Makerversity
“You can literally draw a line through my career back to the point I picked up an RSA design brief and say ‘right, well that was the start of something that would never have happened otherwise…’”