Design Ventura Shortlist 2019

Posted by Poppy Parry on November 25 2019

Design Ventura

We are pleased to announce the top 10 entries for Design Ventura 2019.

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 16,000 students participating this year, 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 submissions in the International and Independent Category 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 shortlisted state schools will be contacted with further details about the Pitching Event taking place at Winchester House on Monday 9 December.


(in alphabetical order)

Ashcroft Technology Academy, London
Rocket Man Bookmark
A rocket shaped bookmark, with an attached rocket man, that can be customized with photos.

Blythe Bridge High School, Staffordshire
Pixel Bricks
An art/design kit that allows people to create pixelated designs and patterns using coloured pieces that fit together like a jigsaw.

Cardinal Newman Catholic School, East Sussex
Travel Buddy
A travel tag that can be customized with stickers, to help people remember what they need to pack for their holidays.

County Upper School, Suffolk
Animal shaped magnets that come in three pieces so that they can be mixed and matched to create new creatures.

Ferndown Upper School, Dorset
Finger Fussball
A design themed version of finger football where the teams are made up of figures from the Bauhaus and other art/design movements.

George Spencer Academy, Nottinghamshire
Colour the Rainforest
A rainforest themed activity kit for children that includes a rainforest colouring in sheet and felt pencil toppers/finger puppets of endangered animals. The kit aims to raise awareness about endangered animals and their habitats.

Trinity School, Berkshire
Roll up Bamboo Pencil Case

A sustainable roll up bamboo pencil case.

Twynham School, Dorset
Design Cubes
A dice game that helps people generate design ideas and combats creative block. Three dice with different categories help students generate creative ideas.

Upton-by-Chester High School, Cheshire
Food Chain Puzzle
An educational wooden puzzle for young children, where the organisms must be put in the order that they appear in the food chain.

Wallington High School for Girls, Surrey
A set of cork coasters in jigsaw shapes, that fit together to form a place-mat depicting imagery relating to the Design Museum exhibition Moving to Mars.


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

(in alphabetical order)

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Hertfordshire
Four Treasures

A board game that helps children learn about geography.

More House School, Surrey
Grip Spin
A self-assemble fidget toy that attaches to the end of a pencil or pen.

Wrekin College, Shropshire
A drawing aid shaped like a London telephone box that includes a ruler and a protractor.