Design Museum Student Awards

Once again we have linked up with our friends at the Design Museum in London to offer an exciting live brief and programme.

This year our annual competition asks the students to design a solution for a challenge in their own community.

The Design Museum Student Awards gives students the chance to have their work recognised by leading industry professionals and the sector skills committee. Shortlisted students will be invited to attend a bespoke workshop with professional designers, and get industry feedback.

This year we have created a multidisciplinary brief that can be approached from any direction, created within the theme ‘community and togetherness’. The brief has been specifically crafted for level 3 students to add to their study programme and give them professional insight and context. We want the competition to inspire creative thinking, develop professional skills and bring the design process to life.

To support the programme there is a specially designed Student Awards Unpacking the Design process workshop; this is a fantastic opportunity to kick start the project and the students approach to the brief and expand their creative thinking. This workshop is not essential for students to be able to enter, but is a great opportunity to kick-start the programme in a college. There is a charge for the workshop, but this session is FREE to members of the National Skills Academy.

Further details, including how to register your interest, can be found via

In addition, we will also be holding a briefing event for interested parties, which include FREE entry to Skills Academy members to the current Design Museum exhibition. This briefing will take place from 3:30 – 5:30pm at the Design Museum on Thursday 2nd November.

To register for this event and/or for further information send an email to