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Only one design per school can be submitted as an entry for the competition.

After the submission deadline on Wednesday 16 November, the top ten teams will be announced on the Design Ventura website.  They are then invited to a pitching event at the Design Museum and the winning team, announced at the Celebration Event, goes on to work with a professional design team to develop their idea and see it on sale in the Design Museum Shop.

You can find out more information about submission on the submit your entry page. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 16 November

You can find out about the Design Museum shop and who visits it on the Shop page. You can also see the Design Museum Shop information powerpoint (You will need to be logged in to access this document)

The winning Design Ventura team will win a beautiful trophy and the chance to work with a professional designers and the Design Museum retail team to develop their product. They will launch their finished product in the Design Museum shop and at a pop-up shop at Deutsche Bank's London head office.

The second place team will be invited to an 'experience day' tailored to relate to their idea or area of interest. These have in previous years included visits to design studios, other museums and sessions with professional designers.

The top ten teams (including first and second place) will see their idea on display in a public exhibition at the Design Museum, receive goody bags and attend the Celebration Event, to which they can invite family and friends.

All participating students receive certificates.

Independent and international schools are welcome to participate in the project but we are unable to offer free workshops and they will compete for a separate prize.

Ordinarily all Design Ventura schools can visit the Design Museum for free workshops and self-guided visits, 2016 sees the museum moving from it's current building near Tower Bridge to a new larger site in Kensington. The museum will not be open for visits between 1 July and 24 November 2016.

For 2016 we will be offering participating schools the chance to sign up to live, online workshops, regional teacher CPD events and new online resources.

Free museum workshops and visits will resume for Design Ventura 2017.

Participating in the project is free this includes all supporting activities, such as workshops and Teacher CPD events.

The only costs that you may incur are for travel if you make it through to the top ten shortlist.

To run the project you do not need to come to the Design Museum. There are many resources to support the project and give an idea of the ethos and audience of the museum.

If you make it through to the top ten you will be invited to the Pitching and Celebration Events which take place at the museum. We encourage all top ten teams to attend these events.

The winning team will also be invited to come to the museum to launch their product in the Design Museum Shop.

Some financial help can be offered for teams travelling long distances. If this is still impossible we will explore ways of including schools that cannot attend.

To participate a teacher has to register your school and you need to work in a team of 4-6.

If your school is not registered why not persuade a teacher to sign up and run a small after school or extra-curricular activity?

Students must work in teams of 4-6, therefore the minimum is 4 students. There is no maximum number of students allowed per school.

All schools can register to take part in Design Ventura with students in Years 9, 10 and 11.

UK state schools will be shortlisted to pitch to the judging panel for the chance of working with professional designers to manufacture and sell their product in the Design Museum Shop. The top ten schools will be invited to the Celebration Event at the museum and see their ideas in a public display.

Independent schools submit their entry and the top three ideas will be selected by the shortlisting panel. The team with best idea will be invited to the Celebration Event and will win a visit to the Design Museum in Kensington and a session with a professional designer.

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