Moving Pictures - RSA

Student Design Awards winners: Moving pictures

Brief 9: Conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of the two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content.


  • Beyond divisions - Alice Siniscalchi and Erica Ciuffreda, University of Westminster, England

Commended entries

Winner: Beyond divisions

An animation exploring the differences between virtual world and real life to highlight the importance of building meaningful relationships.

Beyond divisions explores the differences between on-screen and off-screen. By using a portrait phone size as the animation format, audiences are called to focus on the opposing themes of connection and isolation. Textural collage elements build beyond the creative phone size format and are combined with personal emotional human aspects.

The animation was submitted in response to Moving pictures Category 2: Act together, with audio by Vivek Murthy.

Alice Siniscalchi and Erica Ciuffreda

University of Westminster, England

The Marketing Trust award of £2,000

Alice’s website

Erica’s website

Winner: Ambitious cities

An animation about how we can assist our cities in levelling up to nature’s generosity. 

Ambitious cities is a hand-drawn animation that uses playful illustrative elements to educate and engage audiences on themes of sustainable living, respect for global cultures, equal rights and the effects of carbon emissions on the planet. The animation transitions from tall city buildings to wildland habitats, using a tonal colour palette to draw focus on meaning and urge viewers to question complex collective social challenges.

The animation was submitted in response to Moving pictures Category 1: Ambitious cities, with audio by Kate Raworth.

Olivia Heseltine

Norwich University of the Arts, England

The Collaborative Partners award of £2,000

RSA Events Staff Choice Award of £500

Olivia’s website

Commended entries

Highly Commended

Act together, vote togetherZoe Arlidge-Lyon, University of Dundee (DJCAD), Scotland

Act together, vote together: An animation that explores how political divisions in society pose a threat to democracy and how we must overcome them to create a better world.

Watch ‘Act Together, Vote Together’


Ambitious citiesEuan Hutton, Arts University Bournemouth, England

Ambitious cities: An animation showcasing how one person’s inspiration and actions can motivate and energise others to work towards the goal of creating a better city.

Watch ‘Ambitious Cities'

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