International and Independent Category Winners 2020

Posted by Elysia Thorpe on July 08 2021

Design Ventura

This week the Design Ventura team celebrated the top three shortlisted schools in the International and Independent Category. Each school submitted a 3 minute video pitch, which was reviewed by this year’s judging panel to choose a winner.

The top three schools were then invited to a prize day at the Design Museum on Tuesday 6 July. The students enjoyed access to the Design Museum exhibitions, Sneakers Unboxed and Charlotte Perriand, followed by lunch and an award ceremony.

Students enjoying the Charlotte Perriand exhibition at the Design Museum

Duncan Sanders, Head of Trading at the Design Museum and one of this year’s judges announced the awards. We are happy to announce the prizes awarded were:

Third Place: Guilford High School
The Smart House Chart
A cardboard flat-pack house that you can assemble and decorate that serves as a reward chart for young children.

Guildford High School Student Prototype
Guildford High School team receiving their award

Second Place: Haberdashers Aske’s School for Girls’
Bamboo Bauble
A set of customisable baubles made from bamboo.

Haberdashers Aske’s School for Girls’ student prototype
Haberdashers Aske’s School for Girls’ team receiving their award

First Place: Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School
A board game that encourages creativity where players create images out of shapes.

Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School student prototype
Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School receiving their award virtually

Well done teams!

All photos ©Richard Heald Photography/Design Museum