Terms & Conditions


  1. The Design Ventura competition (the “Design Ventura Competition“) is part of a free educational project, Design Ventura, run by the Promoter (The Design Museum) and supported by Deutsche Bank.
  2. The Competition is open to teams of 4-6 students aged 13-16 years who are in year 9, 10 or 11 of secondary school (for further restrictions on entrants please see the terms and conditions applying to each Competition below). Any participants related to employees of the Promoter or the judging panel should be declared on the relevant Entry Form (as defined below).
  3. Entries must be submitted no later than 5.00pm on 23 February 2022.
  4. Every school that enters a team for consideration into the Competitions will receive a certificate for each participating student provided that total numbers of participating students are confirmed and that the entry form for the Design Ventura Competition (the “Design Entry Form“) has been completed.
  5. All valid original entries submitted will be assessed for the shortlist by a panel of judges including of an employee of the Design Museum Shop (who has not been involved with the Competition), a member of the Promoter’s Learning Team (who has been involved in the Competition), a member of staff from Deutsche Bank (who has not been involved with the Competition), and a number of independent professional designers. The independent judges will select the top ten entries for the shortlist of the Competition.
  6. The state school shortlisted teams for the Competition will receive an invitation by email to attend the Ventura Pitching Event held on 22 March 2022.
  7. Teams selected to win a prize or commendation for the Competition will receive an invitation by email to attend the Ventura Celebration Event (the “Awards”) held in April 2022, where the overall winning team for the Competition will be announced. Each successful team must confirm that at least one representative from their school can attend the Awards within 14 days of receipt of the invitation. In the event that a successful team fails to confirm this attendance, the team with the next best entry, as chosen by the judging panel, will be invited to attend the Awards.
  8. The final winners for the Competitions will be picked from valid original entries by a panel judges including the brief setter, the Promoter’s Head of Retail, a senior employee at Deutsche Bank and another two independent designers.
  9. Prizes must be claimed by a representative of the winning team attending the Awards. In the event that no representative attends the Awards on behalf of the winning team chosen by the judging panel, that team will no longer be eligible to win and the team with the next best entry and a representative at the Awards will be the winning team.
  10. At all times, the judging panels will make their decisions based on the entries that best reflect the “Design Ventura Brief 2021-22” and the “Design Ventura Judging Criteria” (the “Guidelines”) that can be found on the Website.
  11. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute judges on either of its judging panels at any time provided they are replaced with judges that have a similar level of expertise in design and that there is always one independent judge each judging panel.
  12. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, except with the shortlisted and winning teams.
  13. Prizes are as stated, are non-transferable and no cash alternatives are available.
  14. The Promoter may disqualify entries from the Competition if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that the entrants are in breach of these terms and conditions or their participation is fraudulent, unfair or unlawful.
  15. By submitting an entry and confirming online that you agree to these Terms and Conditions, you agree that: (a) save in relation to materials provided to your team by the Promoter, your entry is not and shall not be copied from anyone else outside your team or from third party materials and your entry is and shall be the sole and original work of your team; (b) if you are chosen as a winner, your school will share all rights in the winning entry with the Promoter and your school will enter into separate agreements with the Promoter at the Promoter’s request and on the Promoter’s standard terms relating to the ownership and future exploitation of the intellectual property rights subsisting in such entry and the final product; (c) if you are chosen as the winner, your winning entry may be produced by the Promoter and sold in the Design Museum Shop and via the Design Museum website and you and your team and your school shall not be entitled to commercially exploit the winning entry without the Promoter’s prior written consent; (d) your entry has not been (and shall not be without the Promoter’s prior written consent) exploited or made publicly available by you or any third party and is not the subject of any trade mark, patent or design right application or registration; (e) failure to provide the relevant consents, assignments, waivers or agreements requested by the Promoter pursuant to this clause may result in the disqualification of your team (at the Promoter’s sole discretion).
  16. All personal information recorded on the Entry Forms and received by us via the website or email will be stored on our secure server. All personal information that does not relate to the winning team will be destroyed by us once as soon as possible after the winning teams have been decided. All information relating to under-16s is dealt with according to our data protection and child protection policy, which can be found on the Website. All information relating to teachers will be dealt with according to our data protection policy.
  17. By entering the Competition, all entrants agree that the Promoter has the right to feature the first name and school of each student from the shortlisted or winning team of either Competition in subsequent press and PR activity related to the Promoter.
  18. Any press releases or publicity material sent out by participating schools that mention the Design Ventura project or the Design Museum must be approved by the Promoter before being sent out.
  19. The winner/s may be required to participate in future publicity.
  20. Unless you have expressly consented to the use of your personal information for future marketing purposes or you are selected as the winner, your personal information will be used to administer the Competition only.
  21. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entry which, due to a technical error or any other reason, is lost, delayed or not received. Proof of submitting a Design Ventura Entry Form is not proof of receipt. The Promoter reserves the right to suspend or amend the promotion in the event of a technical or other fault which prevents entry in all online entry instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions.
  22. The Internet is not a secure medium and information submitted by entrants to the Competition may be accessed by third parties.
  23. Entrants are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions when participating in the Competition.
  24. The Competition and these Terms and Conditions are governed by English Law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of or in connection with this promotion.

The Promoter: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG (a registered charity in England with charity number 800630).

Design Ventura Competition

  1. The Design Ventura Competition is open to teams from any school from the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, and to British International Schools registered for the Design Ventura competition online. Only one entry can be submitted from each eligible school.
  2. International and independent schools who enter, take part in the International and Independent Schools Category and compete for a separate prize.
  3. To enter the Design Ventura Competition, a member of staff at the entering team’s school must:
  • complete a Design Ventura Competition Entry Form found at https://ventura.designmuseum.org/competition-entry (the “Entry Page“), filling in the required details and attaching up to three completed A3 visualisation sheets showing your research, development and final response to the brief;
  • fill out a project evaluation questionnaire (the “Questionnaire“) The Questionnaire will be emailed to teachers; and
  • submit the completed Design Ventura Competition Entry Form and the Questionnaire via the Design Ventura Website (the “website“)
  1. The use of Promoter’s logos, images and other visual identity is permitted in Competition entries but its use in connection with the design of the winning team’s product will be subject to permission by the Promoter.
  2. There is one prize for the winning team of the chance to develop their design concept through to a final product to be sold in the Design Museum Shop in London. A production budget will be managed by the Promoter to develop and manufacture the product and the winning team will be mentored through the production process by the Promoter and, where necessary, supported by external designers. The winning team will meet at least 3 times with the Promoter to discuss the production process. The prize also includes the name of the winning team and their school appearing on the outside packaging of the final product and the first names of the individual students in the winning team appearing inside the packaging. The individual student first names will also appear on the Promoter’s online shop. The prize also includes a goody bag for each member of the winning team including a selection of products from the Design Museum Shop.
  3. International and Independent schools will compete in a separate category for a different prize and cannot win the main prize of having their product made and sold in the Design Museum Shop. A shortlist of top three international and independent schools will be selected and asked to submit a 3 minute video pitch.
  4. The ten shortlisted teams from the Design Ventura Competition will have their designs exhibited in the public Ventura exhibition at the Design Museum in London.
  5. The ten shortlisted teams will be notified by email by the Promoter by 5 March 2022 and invited to present their ideas to the judging panel at a pitching event held at Deustche Bank London head office on 22 March 2022.
  6. The winning team has 3 months from the Awards to organise and attend a minimum of 3 meetings with the Promoter’s Retail Team. Each member of the winning team must attend each meeting unless agreed in advance with the Promoter. If the winning team fails to decide on suitable dates within this time period or fails to attend such meetings, this will invalidate their prize.
  7. Any profit made by the Promoter from the sale of the winning product, and of related products, will be donated to charity.