RSA Student Design Awards 2017/18

RSA Student Design Awards 2017/18

The Royal Society of Arts has announced the briefs for the 2017/18 RSA Student Design Awards. The leading global design competition provides students and new graduates with an invaluable network and platform to develop their careers.

The RSA Student Design Awards challenge students and new graduates to use design thinking and skills to develop inspiring solutions that tackle real-world social, environmental and economic problems. The challenges students are tasked to address this year include how to promote greater well-being in the workplace ('Working Well'), designing a product, service or system to encourage and/or enable better sleep ('Sleep Matters'), designing a multi-generational kitchen space ('Eat, Share, Live') and designing or re-designing a consumer toy and its product packaging to eliminate waste ('Fair Play'). 'Moving Pictures,' where students are asked to produce an animation to accompany one of two selected audio files that will energise and illuminate the content, returns for the fourth year.

"In today's marketplace, it can be difficult for graduates to get started," commented Sevra Davis, Director of the RSA Student Design Awards. "We're immensely proud of our programme and the way in which it has helped so many students get a leg up, whether through paid placements or cash prizes that have allowed them to develop their ideas. As we've heard from our illustrious alumni over the years, winning an RSA Student Design Award is a mark of excellence that sets you apart from your competition, something that can be invaluable at early stages in your career."

The competition will open for entries on January 15, 2018. The Early Bird deadline (with reduced entry fee) is February 14, and the final deadline for entries is March 14, 2018.

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