Design Ventura 2022-23 Shortlist

Posted by Elysia Thorpe on March 10 2023

Design Ventura

We are pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for Design Ventura 2022-23.

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 15,000 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

A constellation projector that works with your phone torch, so you can look at the stars wherever you are.           

Colchester Royal Grammar School
The O-Box
A desk organiser which you can take anywhere to organise your everyday work or leisure items!

South Wilts Grammar School
Texture Turtles
A sensory toy made of recycled materials to help users manage their anxiety.

Ferndown Upper School
Bauhaus in a Bottle
A 3D, interactive frame which brings design history to life.

The Piggott School
A 3D architectural puzzle structure which challenges users to complete different tasks!

Langley Park School for Boys


An origami set create your own plant pots at home, featuring a design for every season. 

Upton Hall School FCJ
A beautiful kirigami kit, with a circular product life and plantable packaging

Orleans Park School
An inclusively designed bottle tab opener which users can mould to the shape of their own hands.        

Upton-by-Chester High School
Bee Buddy (BBDY)
A reusable bee-house for your garden, providing bees with both food and shelter.

Prendergast Ladywell School, London
Day Out Dice
A dice game and website, for fun accessible day trips for all the family.


(in alphabetical order)

Halcyon London International
Monster Munch

The Monster Mouth is a product designed to encourages children to feed the “monster” their clothing items or rubbish to help tidy spaces!

Kings School Caterbury
Reely is a space-saving product that will provide a neat, mess-free place for your cables and wires.

St Lawrence College
Aqua Utensil

A kitchen utensil designed with five interchangeable ends which fit onto a bamboo handle!