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Design Ventura competition

December 4th, 2015

The shortlisted boys practicing their presentation pitch to their fellow classmates

A team of Year 10 designers have been shortlisted in the top 10 entrants of this year’s Design Ventura competition, hosted by the Design Museum.

Earlier this year the Design Museum held a schools competition under the banner of their design and enterprise project Design Ventura, who were involved in the design of the 2012 Olympic Torch. The competition, available to pupils from Years 9, 10 and 11, was entered by 251 schools. The challenge was to create a new product that could be sold in the Design Museum shop and it had to be inspired by the word move.

The competition seeks to inspire those with skills for designing, but in a real world context. Therefore the design has to consider the cost of production as well as retail value and encourages team work to produce the best possible product. The winning competition will then be produced and go on sale at the Design Museum gift shop, with profits going to charity.

The shortlisted boys – Mohammed Rahman, Nasir Khan, Mickyas Oumer and Hamza Mamoon – have called their design Project X. The idea was to make a model toy out of pencils and rubbers so that it could be used both for building and for drawing.

Having now been selected from 251 entries, they have been invited to make their design and present it to a panel of judges at the Design Museum before the judges pick a winning entry to be produced for sale in the gift shop.

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