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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 2020-21

  • Sept 2020: Competition opens
  • Nov: Teacher workshops
  • Mar-Apr 2021: Mentor sessions with schools
  • 11 May: Submissions open
  • 11 Jun: Submissions close
  • Jun/Jul: Judging sessions and award ceremony

Submit your pupil's entries

Enter the competition

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.


Find out about the winners of the 2019-20 competition.


Latest thinking