Subseries 11 - Student Design Awards - Travel and Attachment Award Reports

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Student Design Awards - Travel and Attachment Award Reports


  • 1979-2003 (Creation)

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Two types of awards were made under this scheme. Travel awards, awarded from the start of the scheme, enabled students to research design in other countries. Attachment awards, introduced in 1977, gave students a chance to work in a commercial or industrial organisation on design related projects. Sometimes they also included money for a study tour or travel to the company's overseas offices or trade fairs. Winners of travel awards had to submit a proposal describing their destination choice and aims of the study tour for approval by the RSA prior to travel and the awards had to be used within 18 months of their presentation. All winning students were required to submit a report to the RSA on completion of their attachment/ travel. All reports passed to the archive are catalogued here although not all winners submitted reports. Occasionally students submitted a copy of their research project rather than a report on their travel/ attachment. \n\nThe travel and attachment reports are catalogued together. They are arranged chronologically in the year in which the award was made, and alphabetically within each year. While most entries were made by individuals, there were some team competitions which in some cases led to a joint report. Where a report was submitted by a student who won two awards in different years, this has been catalogued under the earlier year. Some individual winners submitted joint travel and attachment reports.\n\nFor several years the engineering section of the competition was judged at a later date than the other sections. This meant that the winning entries were recorded in the review book for the following year. However, they have been catalogued under their winning year. \n\nRecords include original travel, attachment and research reports, and photocopies of travel, attachment and research reports (where the original has been returned to the student). Also, some correspondence between winning students and the RSA. \n\nThe reports do not usually contain information on the competition briefs or on the winning entries. This information can be found in the annual project books which were published prior to the competition describing the briefs and the awards on offer, and the annual review/ report books which were produced detailing the winners. These also contain information on the judges and sponsors of the competition.

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Creator Jenny.Delves 27/04/2006

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