The Royal Society of Arts is calling for entries for the 2016/17 RSA Student Design Awards. Now in its 93rd year, The RSA Student Design Awards is the longest-running global student competition and is open to all undergraduate, postgraduate or other higher education students around the world.
The RSA Student Design Awards challenges students and new graduates to use design thinking and skills to develop inspiring solutions that tackle real-world social, environmental and economic problems.
Winning an RSA Student Design Award provides an invaluable network and platform for students to further develop their careers. This year's Awards include over £45,000 in cash prizes and paid placements at GSK, Waitrose, NCR, Kinneir Dufort, CIM and the UK Government's Policy Lab. Winners also receive fellowship to the Royal Society of Arts.
"For over ten years now, the awards programme has focused on inclusive design and setting briefs for social impact," said Sevra Davis, Director of the RSA Student Design Awards. "During that time, it has been immensely rewarding to see students awaken to the possibilities of using design for social impact, to seeing the difference that they can make in solving every day problems by applying design thinking and skills to engender positive change.
"Year on year, the awards are growing both in the number of entries and in geographic spread - last year we received over 900 entries from 19 countries, which is testament to the global relevance of the programme. We are grateful to our sponsors and partners who are making these briefs possible and this year include Fazer, GlaxoSmithKline, the Marketing Trust, NCR, the Office for Disability Issues, Philips, RBS, UK Government, Unilever, and many more."
Online registration is now open. The competition will open for entries on January 18, 2017. The Early Bird deadline is February 8, 2017 and the final deadline for entries is March 8, 2017.
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