Enter now! The RCA Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Awards 2022 are open.

It’s that time of the year … and we can’t wait to see all of your brilliant projects!

The Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award, now in its tenth year (we know, right!), is an acknowledgment of the incredible work carried out by Fixperts all around the world. The prestigious award champions human-centred design across all disciplines and is open to all Fixperts projects completed with a film in the last 18-months.

The Helen Hamlyn judging panel will be looking at each project for the following criteria – the relationship with the Fix Partner, ingenuity of the solution and the quality of the storytelling. Above all they will be looking for extraordinary projects which positively impact on the Fix Partners daily life with a focus on health, access, the ageing community and social benefit. The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design is a global leader in Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership, working with government, business, academia and the third sector. 

Deadline: Monday 6 June 2022

Complete the submission form with information on the project and the people involved. You only need to enter once per project. Please remember if you’re not using your own music you need to have permission to use it.

2021 Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award Winners

Winner: Glove Device for Jo

Fix Partner, Jo, runs a cleaning company that specialises in GP surgeries. She has to change her PPE each time she enter a new ward, but replacing the plastic gloves can often be challenging. Jo works with thew Fixperts at the University of Brighton to find a solution.

Winner of ‘Designing in a Pandemic’ Award: Illuminated Mask for Ben

Fix Partner Ben is a critical care paramedic, he uses a mask for work but finds it difficult to speak or be heard as the mask is airtight and machine powered. The Fixperts from University of Brighton work with Ben to develop, test and prototype their solution.