Shortlist Announcement 2022 - RSA

Shortlist Announcement 2022


  • Design

The first stage of judging – anonymous shortlisting – is complete and we are pleased to announce the shortlist for the briefs!

The final stage of judging is a series of interviews with finalists May 9 to May 19 2022, where shortlisted entrants are invited to discuss their competition entry with the judging panels. Winners will be announced in June, and we will celebrate their projects at an awards ceremony on June 29th!

2021-22 RSA Student Design Awards shortlist

1. Healthy Hearts

How might we improve cardiovascular health and address health inequalities?

  • Ava White & Gareth Byrne, Healthy Hearts:Puzzle, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
  • Emma Scott, PeppHeart, Nottingham Trent University, England
  • Jai Mistry, CHALO KAWANA (LETS EAT), Northumbria University, England
  • Kristina Drmic, Helping Hearts, Sheffield Hallam University, England
  • Lucy Parnell, Health and Horticulture, Sheffield Hallam University, England


2. Transformation station

How might we leverage unrealised spaces in small transport hubs, as catalysts for communities and places to thrive?

  • Hannah Ryan, Keeping the Heartbeat in the Community, Manchester Metropolitan University, England
  • Chenwei Ni, Chuyun Zhang, Robert Roland Capelle-Burny, Ruoying Zhu, Yabin Lu, The Exchange, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
  • Joe Trickett, Community Shed, Manchester Metropolitan University, England
  • Francis Hall, Railspace: A Community Art Gallery, Northumbria University, England
  • Isabel Poland, Issie Bickerstaff, Lucy Tew, Roots, Loughborough University, England


3. Hybrid home

How might we improve the experience for the increasing number of people with hybrid working patterns?

  • Qianyu Lu, OnePlusOne, Brunel University London, England
  • Angus Douglas, InnoTraits, Northumbria University, England
  • Jenna McKenzie, Camilla Owen, Thea Lincoln, Set the Bloody Standard, University of the West of England, England
  • Laura Sprague, ergo, University of Portsmouth, England
  • Ruoyang Liu, ExrPillow, University of California, Davis, United States


4. Steel appeal

How might we apply circular economy principles to increase and encourage the reuse of steel from decommissioned oil platforms?

  • Hector Owles, Oil Crib, Northumbria University, England
  • Joshua Dale, Scottish Kelp, University of Lincoln,England
  • Sam Willcox, Rigorous Agriculture, Northumbria University, England
  • Sarah Nottet-Madsen, The Next Architectural Era, London South Bank University, England
  • Jonathan Birch, Move WithThe Tide, Northumbria University, England


5. Collective imagination

How might we build the capacity and capability of local communities to collectively imagine the future they desire?

  • Rhiannon Beddoe, Our Community, Our Future, Imperial College London,England
  • Sarah Caulfield, The BLAH BLAH BLAH Net, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
  • Asia Cheung & Enya Schaefer, Hestia Hub, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland
  • Mara Ungurean, Roma Futurism Museum, University of the Arts London, England
  • Lois Blackwell, Reimagining the Redevelopment, Manchester Metropolitan University, England


6. Press play

How might we support all families, carers and communities to play and learn more creatively at home?

  • Ying Jia Ang, Jimin Won, Raja Nurul Huda Binte Raja Ahmad, TOKI, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, Singapore
  • Sophie Hague, Look!, Sheffield Hallam University, England
  • Anais Engelmann, Megan Hale, Oliver Colebourne, Oscar Jones, Patrick McGuckian, Team Repair, Imperial College London, England
  • Hind Arekat, Christina Serghides, Kanya Thavanesan, Kerim Taskin, Pei-Han Lai, EQOOL, Imperial College London, England
  • Ross La Trobe, The Green Workbench, University of Dundee, Scotland


7. Without the waste

How might we use circular economy principles to rethink the storage, delivery and dispensing of tablet medication?

  • Frances Adam, Green Returns, Brunel University London, England
  • Harriet Almond, Dots, Northumbria University, England
  • Amy Phillips, Ella Harvey, Rebecca Paradise, Allivate, Loughborough University, England
  • Rob Swan, Strip Medication, Northumbria University, England
  • Aaron Salter, Adam Weir, Maxwell Stevens, Biopill, Loughborough University, England


8. Active journeys

How might we make multi-modal travel (a combination of walking, wheeling, cycling and sustainable rail networks) accessible and inclusive to improve the experience for all?

  • Cynthia Mangueira & Daniela Lingner, The Ace Card, Kingston University, England
  • Lena Mähling, A Sustainable Transport System Solution That Connects Public Transport, Griffith College Dublin, Ireland
  • Che Antoine, Safa Ikheria, Zahra Mandviwala, PATH: Travel Aid for the Visually Impaired, Loughborough University, England
  • Jamie Jones, MOVE, University of Portsmouth, England
  • Hayden Duncan, Eugene Woo, Kavya Somala, Maggie Jarrett, Rebecca Rainhart, Victor Cummins, Wheelable, Boston College, Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University, Clemson University, United States of America


9. Moving pictures

Conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of the two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content

  • Olivia Heseltine, Ambitious Cities, Norwich University of the Arts, England
  • Noni Farragher-Hanks, Act Together, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Erica Ciuffreda & Alice Siniscalchi, Beyond divisions, University of Westminster, England
  • Euan Hutton, Ambitious Cities, Arts University Bournemouth, England
  • Jack McKeon, (Get To) Know Your Enemy, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland
  • Zoe Arlidge-Lyon, Act Together, Vote Together, University of Dundee, Scotland

RSA Student Design Awards

Our competition for emerging designers who want to make a difference.