Design Ventura challenges students in years 9, 10 and 11 to design a new product for the Design Museum shop.
Design Ventura, the Design Museum’s flagship learning project, is an opportunity for students to develop design thinking, creative and business capabilities and employability skills. The project was launched in 2010 in partnership with Deutsche Bank, as part of the bank’s youth engagement programme, Born to Be, and has seen over 75,900 students in 1860 schools participate.
Teachers are offered training and resources to develop their own professional practice and to run the project in school with the support of design and business industry experts.
Students, working in teams, are asked to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.
The top ten state school teams are invited to a pitching event at the Design Museum and the winning team, announced at the Celebration Event, go on to work with a professional design team to develop their idea and see it on sale the Design Museum Shop.
International and Independent schools are welcome to participate but compete for a different, separate prize.
Competition deadline: 13 November