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Helen Hamlyn Design Awards

The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards is an open competition that rewards creativity in people-centred design across all disciplines. Nominated projects are on display at the annual RCA Graduation Shows.

Awards are given in each of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design's three research space areas – Social & Global, Age & Diversity and Healthcare. There is also a special overall prize given personally by Helen Hamlyn.

Entrants are nominated by Royal College of Art professors and heads of department.


This years' Award winners

Previous years' Award Winners


Design for our Future Selves Awards 

The Design for our Future Selves Awards scheme ran at the Royal College of Art from 2000 to 2008. It aimed to encourage inclusive design projects from graduating RCA students that were responsive to human behaviour and based on real insight into social need. The awards grew out of the DesignAge Competition, which ran from 1992 to 1999, addressing the needs and aspirations of older people.