Design Ventura Shortlist 2018

Posted by Poppy Parry on November 23 2018

Design Ventura

We are pleased to announce the top 10 entries for Design Ventura 2018.

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 Design Ventura is such a huge success!

We had over 13,400 students participating, so our panel of shortlisting judges did not have an easy task. After much debate, the final top ten state school entries and top three international and independent school submissions were selected – please see a full list in alphabetical order below.


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

This year’s state shortlisted schools will be contacted with further details about the Pitching event taking place on Monday 10 December at the Design Museum.


(in alphabetical order)

East Barnet School, London
A colourful card that includes a step by step guide to reviving exhausted bees.


Gillotts School, Oxfordshire
A wooden, flat pack stand that allows you to easily prop up a book, phone or tablet.


Graveney School, London
Button Bookmark
An adjustable bookmark that loops through your book and buttons up at the front.


Greig City Academy, London
A foldable bamboo spoon and fork for use on the go.


Highfields School, West Midlands
Photo Feet
A set of feet in London themed designs that hold birthday cards, photos or postcards.


Horsforth School, West Yorkshire
Clever Cogs
A playful door sign that lets people know if you are in or out of the room.


Park House School, Berkshire
Hold ’em
A shopping bag holder with a shoulder strap that gives you a helping hand when carrying multiple bags.


Simon Balle All-through School, Hertfordshire
A version of the game Snap to help children keep active. When a snap is made, the opponent must perform the exercises pictured on the card.


Spalding High School, Lincolnshire
Family Stuff Fund
A money box in the shape of a house to help children learn about saving money.


Weydon School, Surrey
A Maze Mat
A set of interlocking wooden placemats and coasters. 



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

(in alphabetical order)

International Community School, London
Cubic Maths
A game that helps children learn maths, three cubes make up sums to answer against an opponent.


Lady Eleanor Holles School, London
An A6 calendar where you scratch off each day to reveal a fun design fact.


The St Michael Steiner School, London
The Copper Line
A science kit, where a battery, magnets and copper wire produce electromagnetic waves to propel a ‘train’ through a ‘tunnel’.