Pupil Design Awards
Inspiring social change through design thinking.
Pupils can take part as a group or individually. There are three age group categories:
We advise that pupils present their proposals on six A3 boards so expert reviewers can understand the research and design process they have been through. These six boards need to tell the story of their design thinking process from research to final idea. You can find more information on how to structure these boards in the 2021-22 teacher resource pack.
*If you are interested in entering the competition as a youth group or club, please email Milla Nakkeeran to find out more.
Pupils' proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Pupils proposals are reviewed and evaluated by expert reviewers based on brief and age category. Expert reviewers in the past have included Student Design Award alumni, Royal Designers for Industry, practising designers and RSA staff.
This year (2022-23), we are changing the process to move away from a competitive format, and towards one that aims to celebrate all pupils’ work as much as possible. The new process is outlined below: