Student Design Awards

Student Design Awards

Think differently about design

The RSA Student Design Awards is a global open innovation competition that's been running since 1924

We challenge students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues and propose creative solutions that can shift the system and shape the future.  


Key dates 2022-23

  • Sep 2022: Briefs launch, register for a briefing session with the team
  • Nov - Dec 2022: Free Workshops
  • 31 Jan 2023: Submissions open
  • 8 Feb 2023, 4pm GMT: Early bird submissions deadline (£25 entry fee)
  • 8 Mar 2023, 4pm GMT: Final submissions deadline (£35 entry fee)
  • Mar - May 2023: Judging (2 stages: shortlisting and interviews with finalists)
  • Jun 2023: Winners announcement and Awards ceremony

Design briefs

See all the 2022-23 design briefs

Events for educators

Book briefings or bespoke sessions at your university.

About the competition

Find out about more about the Awards.


Find out more about the judging process and the submission criteria.

News and events

See the latest news and events.


Student Design Awards winners

See the winners of the most recent years of the Student Design Awards competition.

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