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Pupil Design Awards

Pupil Design Awards

Inspiring social change through design thinking

We have announced the Pupil Design Award 2023-24 commendations.

Pupil Design Award Winners

See the winners of the 2023-24 Pupil Design Awards competition.

The RSA Pupil Design Awards is a free, national design award programme for secondary school and sixth-form pupils aged 11-17.

Participants are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to tackle real challenges to enable people, places and the planet to flourish in harmony.

This year represents a historic landmark for our celebrated design awards as we launch the 100th year of the Student Design Awards and 10th year of Pupil Design Awards.

For the past decade, these awards have nurtured participants’ design thinking skills to produce innovative, design-led solutions that address real-world social, environmental and commercial challenges. 

As we draw to a close 10 years of the Pupil Design Awards, we will be launching RSA Spark - our new global programme for learners and entrepreneurs of all ages.

RSA Spark will continue to grow creativity to change tomorrow by igniting ideas for action towards a positive world.

Find your Spark

Discover more, and stay up-to-date with the latest news and offers on RSA Spark

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