Design Ventura Shortlist 2021-22

Posted by Kahyun Lee on March 21 2022

Design Ventura

We are pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for Design Ventura 2021-22.

Thank you to all the teachers and students who have worked so hard on this year’s project. This year we have a shortlist of ten state schools in the main competition for this year’s celebration event in April.

We had over 18,000 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 schools 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 feedback from our judges and will be sent participation certificates for their students by post – we will send these soon.

This year, the top ten state shortlisted schools will be contacted with further details about the Pitching event taking place on Tuesday 22 March at the Winchester House. 


(in alphabetical order)

Cambourne Village College, Cambridge 
Eco Seed
A product which allows users to grow seeds and watch seeds germinate and allowing the user to observe the plant’s growth the entirety of nature in its fullest form.

County Upper School, Suffolk
Sunny London

A fun craft kit for children and families featuring great British design icons to create stained glass windows.

Ferndown Upper School, Dorset
The Flippy Book
A Flip-Book to mix and match iconic designs and unlock your creativity.

Liverpool Blue Coat School, Liverpool

A dinosaur shaped buildable and customisable plant pot to grow herb.

Orleans Park School, Twickenham
The Sturdy Stabiliser

Portable and reusable pads to fix your wobbly chairs and tables when out. 

Prendergast Ladywell School, London
Grow Your Story
A biodegradable fairytale storybook with a plant kit.

Salford City Academy, Manchester
Tongue Twister Game
A card game with alliterative phrases challenging the players to pronounce individual words.

South Wilts Grammar School, Wiltshire
Gender Jigsaw

Jigsaw pieces with preferred pronouns to be worn on your clothing.

The Piggott School, Berkshire
A quirky pineapple soft toy made of cork, bamboo and felt.

Tiffin School, Kingston upon Thames
A DIY cardboard drum-kit creating a wide range of textures and sounds.


(in alphabetical order)

American Community School, Amman

A soap with a surprise toy hidden in inside.

Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School, Crosby
RMP: Recycled Music Products
A stylish and chic jewellery made of old vinyl records.

St Andrews International School, Bangkok
Dino Plant
A recycled seed paper based origami set of the iconic Loch Ness monster.