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 11-17, where participants are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to tackle real challenges facing people and the planet. 

Key dates 2022-23

  • 29 November and 6 December: teacher training sessions
  • February - March 2023: mentor visits
  • March: submissions open
  • April 28: submissions close
  • May: expert appraisals and commendations
  • June: awards ceremony

Pupil Design Award Winners

See the winners of the 2021-22 Pupil Design Awards competition.

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 2021-22 competition.

Design briefs

Read the design briefs for 2022-23.


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