Calling all young creative thinkers!

We are delighted to announce our latest student competition,
The future of Taking a break.

a person drawing on a paper

In celebration of our 40th anniversary later this Summer - we are excited to announce the Seymourpowell Schools Competition running throughout 2024 in association with our partners the Design and Technology Association.

Since 1984 we’ve been proud to work on design projects that have made things better for people, business, and the world – and as we reflect on our past 4 decades in business we look ahead to the next 40 with the same spirit of optimistic futurism.

This Competition is an exciting opportunity for Year 12 designers passionate about making a positive impact on the world.

We’re seeking big, bold ideas around imaginative solutions that can address real-world challenges; offering ambitious winning students the unique opportunity to gain invaluable work experience with us alongside a prestigious accolade that will elevate college applications to new heights.


Not only will winners gain invaluable work experience with our esteemed consultancy, but they'll also earn a prestigious accolade that will elevate their college applications to new heights.

Stay tuned for the full brief and webinar, coming soon!


Submission will be on this page through the form below. Entries will open at 16:00 on 25th March and will close at 16:00 on 31st May. Files must be in a PDF format, file size must be under 10mb and should be named "FirstName_SecondName_School_ProjectName".pdf.


For any questions please email All questions will be answered by 22nd March.


Download the full briefing document here.

Brief Download


7th February

Q&A period opens

7th February

Q&A period closes

7th March

Questions answered

14th March

Submissions open

25th March

Submissions close

31st May

Winners announcement


Awards ceremony


Have questions? Reach out to us.

Together, let's shape a brighter, more innovative future. Are you in?