Further and Higher education

The Design Museum Student Awards

For the 2017/18 awards, the Design Museum's annual competition invited students from across the UK to design a solution for a challenge in their own community.

Winner reveal

What a fantastic Celebration day the museum had on Thursday 10 May for the Design Museum Student Awards, thank-you to everyone who came. Well done to all the shortlisted students, and congratulations to the winning students.

1st - Elsie Phelan
2nd - Jasmine Everett
3rd - Emily Oliver
Commendation - Jed Shaftain-Fenner

For 2018/19, The Design Museum is launching one multidisciplinary brief that can be approached from any direction, created within the theme ‘home and housing’. The brief will be specifically crafted for level 3 students to add to their study programme and give them professional insight and context. The museum wants the competition to inspire creative thinking, develop professional skills and bring the design process to life.

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 attended a bespoke created workshop with professional designers.

Pre-Register for the 2018/19 Brief

How to register:

Please complete the form below to register your interest – this will help us understand how many colleges intend to get involved and how many students may be participating. Most importantly, once you have registered you will be sent a pack via email that includes everything you will need including the full brief once released.

Registration form

First Name

Last Name



Number of students


I have read and understood the terms and conditions

I accept to receive communications from the Design Museum

Dates for the 2018/19 programme

October 17th 2018 – Tutor Briefing (provisional date)

November 2nd 2018 – 8th February 2019 – Kick start the project here at the Design Museum with a Unpacking the Design Process, specially designed to support the Student Awards brief.

Friday 22nd March 2019 - Final deadline for submission

April 2019 – Judges’ panel select the shortlist

Friday 10th May 2019 - Celebration event for shortlisted entrants