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RSA Student Design Awards 2014/2015 Competition

The Call for Entries for the RSA Student Design Awards 2014/2015 competition has been announced, together with this year’s creative briefs.

The RSA Student Design Awards challenges emerging designers to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking. More than £13,000 are available in prizes!

The competition is open to current students and new graduates from anywhere in the world.

This year the Awards include eight (8) distinctive creative briefs:

  1. Creative Conditions
    Design and develop a vision and business case for an environment or situation that prompts and fosters creative thinking.
  2. Moving Pictures
    Conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of the two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content.
  3. Water For All
    Lighten the burden of water collection for women in the developing world.
  4. The Daily Diet
    Design a way to make healthy eating appealing to young people
  5. Human By Nature
    Design a means of encouraging people to take care of their own human microbiome (the community of beneficial microbes that live inside our bodies).
  6. Fair Play
    Design or re-design a consumer toy and its product packaging to minimise waste and environmental impact.
  7. Mobility City
    Design or re-design a mode of public transport to improve the experience of people with disabilities that will, in turn, improve the experience for all.
  8. Heritage By Design
    Design a way for people and communities to better connect to and celebrate heritage.

Submissions are accepted from both individuals and teams.

Official registration and submission open 5 January 2015 – though per-registration is currently open – and the Early Bird deadline for submissions is 4 February 2015.

The RSA and the RSA Student Design Awards aim to lead, foster and support the ‘Power to Create’ by helping people to unlock inherent creativity. The organizers want to empower people to be capable, active participants, revealing and enabling vast resources of creative potential.

RSA Student Design Awards 2014/2015 Fees

Students and new graduates registering and submitting their work before midnight on 4 February 2015 will pay a reduced entry fee of £25, instead of the standard fee of £35.