RSA announces Student Design Awards call for entries

24 November 2010
London (United Kingdom) - The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has announced the Student Design Awards briefs for the 2010/2011 award scheme. Undergraduate and postgraduate students have until 17 February 2011 to take part.
London (United Kingdom) - The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has announced the Student Design Awards briefs for the 2010/2011 award scheme. The RSA Student Design Awards scheme challenges professional designers-in-training to apply their skills to difficult social issues.

Participation in the Student Design Awards is open to both current undergraduate and postgraduate students and to those who graduated in summer 2010. The deadline for submission of entry forms, fees and work is 17 February 2011.

Since its birth as an industrial bursaries scheme in the 1920s, these awards have closely mirrored the evolution of professional design from single-discipline craftsmanship and narrowly-defined design for industry to more diffuse forms of service innovation and socially-inclusive professional practice.

The project briefs for the 2010/11 award scheme are divided into the following categories.

  • Conflict resolution (new!)
    Design a means to make a conflict situation between people easier, more spontaneous, fluent, constructive and/or productive
  • Make something disappear
    Use design to eliminate waste, over production or excessive consumption
  • My favourite subject
    Get young people excited about design
  • Double-duty devices
    Extend the life of millions of medical products and components
  • Conflict resolution
    Creating possibilities of agreement
  • Modern age
    How can the design of living spaces make growing old seem more attractive and inviting?
  • Giving and getting
    Use design to evoke need and inspire generosity
  • Postage stamps
    Inspire the nation with fashion classics and UK 'Firsts'
  • Action for age
    Social networks as a route to positive intergenerational relationships

The RSA appoints a different judging panel for each Student Design Awards project, usually comprising a chair selected from the RSA Advisory Board or the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, together with design professionals and other experts, design educators and representatives of the sponsoring organisations.

Find out the details at: www.thersa.org/projects/design/student-design-awards



For more information, please contact:

Emily Campbell, Director of Design
8 John Adam Street
Westminister, London
WC2N 6EZ
United Kingdom
T: +44 20 7451 6857
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