Design Ventura Shortlist 2017

Posted by Administrator on November 24 2017

Design Ventura

We are pleased to announce the top 10 entries for Design Ventura 2017.

Thank you to all the teachers and students who have worked so hard on this year’s project. It is thanks to all of you that the Design Ventura is such a huge success!

We had over 14,500 students participating and our highest number of entries, so our panel of shortlisting judges  did not have an easy task. After much debate, the final top ten entries were selected – please see a full list of all selected schools in alphabetical order further down.


All schools that have submitted an entry in the Design Ventura project will receive participation certificates for their students by post -we will send the certificates soon.

This year top ten shortlisted schools will be contacted by us shortly with further details about the Pitching event which is going to take place at the Design Museum in December.



(in alphabetical order)

Beechen Cliff School

Card Hero
A portable phone stand that is the size of a credit card so that it fits neatly into a wallet or purse.


Chadwell Heath Academy

Mittens in the shape of animals that encourage children to get involved with household chores.

Fairmead School

Spinning Thumb Plate
A plate with thumb dent and sliding guard, helping those that find it hard to hold or carry a plate full of food.

Graveney School

Multi-Purpose Tidy
Handy suction clips for storing and keeping items to hand.


Hans Price Academy

Plate Mate
Fun attachment for holding your toast on the side of a plate to make more space and keep it from getting soggy.


Simon Balle All-through School

Drop Charge
A humorous bungee jumper inspired wrap for keeping charger cables tidy.


South Dartmoor Academy

A fun ruler with stencils for creating your own emoji drawings.


The King John School

Lightning Bolt
A lightning bolt shaped reflector that contains a puncture repair kit.


Weatherhead High School

The Flower Pot
A polypropylene plant pot that expands as the plant grows, reducing the waste of replacing pots.



Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Wooden construction game made up of rods and connectors.




Schools in this category will be contacted separately and will be asked to submit a three minute video pitch.

(in alphabetical order)

Brighton College

Avocado knife and stone remover with a curved blade which allows to cut avocados more easily and moulds around your hand for a comfortable grip.


Portland Place School

Astro Caps
Pencil lid featuring planets and fun facts of the solar system to boost children’s learning about the universe.


Rangitoto College, New Zealand

Everyday chair for children under the age of 10 which is biodegradable, environmentally friendly and easy to assemble and disassemble.


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