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Student Showcase Archive


The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards, recognise outstanding graduate design projects that contribute to improving quality of life.

See this year's Award winners here

The awards were presented to graduating students of the Royal College of Art on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at an awards ceremony at the Royal College of Art. Prizes totalled £14,000. There were two new categories introduced to the Awards this year: the Scott Brownrigg Award for Inclusive Spaces and the Realys Award for Work Futures. In addition, the Snowdon Award for Disability was reinstated (previously ran from 1999 - 2008) with support from the Snowdon Trust.

The five main award categories were sponsored by Age UK, Innovate UK, MIE, Realys and Scott Brownrigg. In addition to the Snowdon Award for Disability, Helen Hamlyn, founder of the Helen Hamlyn Trust, gave her own personal award for creativity. There was also a Fixperts Award and a Design Award for Helen Hamlyn Alumni.

The Helen Hamlyn Design Awards 2016 Winners:

1. AgeUK Inclusive Design Award
Winners: Lilith Hasbeck and Kay Dale, Service Design – Odds & Ends

2. Innovate UK Innovation for Living Award
Winner: Malav Sanghav, Innovation Design Engineering – Creoto

3. MIE Design Award for Healthcare  
Winner: Xinyang Tan, Innovation Design Engineering – Vigor 

4. Realys Design Award for Work Futures
Winner: Jon Rasche, Innovation Design Engineering – IntroSpec

5. Scott Brownrigg Design Award for Inclusive Spaces
Winner: Georgia White, Architecture – LOT 17

6. Helen Hamlyn Design Award for Alumni
Winners: Clara Gaggero Westaway and Adrian Westaway, RCA Graduates 2007, Helen Hamlyn Research Associates 2009, 2010

7. The Fixperts Award 
Winner: A Pen Holder for Donal
Fixperts: Laura Lowry, Sarah Madden, Nathan Joyce, Maverick Andaloc and Alana McDonough; Fix Partner: Donal O'Flynn; Education Institute: National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland

8. The Snowdon Award for Disability
Winner: Malav Sanghav, Innovation Design Engineering – Creoto

9. Helen Hamlyn Award for Creativity
Joint Winner: Faith Wray, Textiles – Materials and Minds
Joint Winner: Georgia White, Architecture – LOT 17

Highly Commended Project:

Heeju Kim, Design Products – Empathy Bridge for Autism

Karin Bendixen | Bexcom
Brian Firth | MIE Medical Research 
Gianpaolo Fusari | The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design 
Rama Gheerawo (Chair) | The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design 
Marcus Green | Age UK  
Tim Hardingham | Realys 
Jackie Marshall-Cyrus | Innovate UK
Laurence Orsini | Scott Brownrigg