Pupil Design Awards

Pupil Design Awards

Inspiring social change through design thinking

The RSA Pupil Design Awards is a free, national design competition for secondary school and sixth-form pupils aged 11-18, where participants are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to tackle real challenges facing people and the planet. 

Key dates 2021-22

  • 20 Sep 2021: Competition opens
  • Nov 2021: Teacher workshops
  • Mar-Apr 2022: Mentor sessions with schools
  • Apr-May 2022: Submissions window
  • 20 May 2022: Deadline for submissions
  • 14-15 Jun 2022: Shortlist judging
  • 29 Jun 2022: Interview judging and awards ceremony at RSA House

Design briefs

Download this year's design briefs.

Information and support

Find out how the RSA Pupil Design Awards work and what support we offer.

Entry requirements and judging

See the entry requirements, submission criteria and find out about the judging process.

Past winners

Find out about the winners of the 2020-21 competition.


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