Global Partners

Students anywhere in the world can enter the RSA Student Design Awards, and we work with global partners in countries outside the UK to grow and deliver the Awards internationally.

The RSA Student Design Awards is based in the UK, but we welcome entries from students and new graduates anywhere in the world. Last year we received entries from 19 countries across 4 continents, and over recent years the winning and shortlisted entries have come from countries including Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States.

We are seeking global delivery partners to grow the RSA Student Design Awards internationally. Partners will receive capacity building from the RSA team to integrate the globally-relevant RSA briefs at Universities in their region, and to deliver region-specific prizes and awards ceremonies.

If you are interested in becoming a global partner and finding out more about our international activity, get in touch.


  • United States promotional partner: AIGA

    The RSA and AIGA, the professional association for design in the United States, share a commitment to design for social change. In 2015 AIGA formed a partnership with the RSA Student Design Awards to promote the global RSA briefs in the U.S. Founded in 1914 as an institute dedicated to the graphic arts, AIGA's focus and reach have continually expanded and it is now a rich and active community embracing diverse and rapidly changing expressions of design and design for social impact. AIGA will promote the RSA Student Design Awards through its student members, 200 student groups, Design Educators Community, and relationships with peer national design associations, as well as across its high-impact owned media platforms, including website and branded social media handles.