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Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2021

The annual Helen Hamlyn Design Awards recognise the best RCA student projects that use design to improve people’s lives. It is a competition that rewards creativity in people-centred design across all disciplines of the College.

The 2021 winners were announced in an online ceremony on Friday 2 July 2021. Read more about our Awards winners below.

Previous Award Winners

Amir Afshar AMBL Technical Layers
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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.