Design Ventura

Design Ventura

Design Ventura 2019

Design Ventura is the Design Museum’s award-winning design and enterprise challenge for students supported by Deutsche Bank’s global youth engagement programme Born to Be.
Each year, students aged 13 – 16 are challenged to design a new product for the Design Museum Shop. The top ten shortlisted schools are invited to the Design Museum to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges and the winning product is made and sold in the Design Museum Shop.
Registration for the 10th year of the competition opens in June at

Key dates 2019-20
July – September: Free CPDs for teachers at the Design Museum or online
September – November: Design Ventura project live for students
Weekly online webinars
Free museum workshops at the Design Museum
13 November: Deadline for competition entries
22 November: Top 10 shortlisted schools announced
9 December: Pitching event for top ten shortlisted schools
February 2020: Design Ventura Awards Event
Design Ventura Exhibition of top ten student ideas

Who can take part?
Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 in UK state schools, working in teams of 4 – 6.
International and Independent Schools are welcome to run the project with the support of the Design Museum team and project resources, competing for a separate prize of a session with a professional designer at the Design Museum, London.

“What you get out of the Design Ventura project is brilliant! Your very own design being turned into a real product sold from a shop’s shelf.” Participating Student, 2017/18.