Design, Make and Market Challenge

Schools across Berkshire and neighbouring counties are invited to enter a team* in an exciting challenge for secondary schools, with a grand final to be held in May 2019 at the Berkshire College of Agriculture. 

DESIGN -a product with an agricultural or horticultural theme - be as inventive and imaginative as you wish - there are no boundaries.

MAKE- a prototype of your design

MARKET- at the Judging Day, market your product to a panel of judges and invited guests.

1st place:  £200
2nd place: £100
3rd place:  £75

£100 will also be presented to each school attending the Judging Day to assist with start up costs. The winning school will also be offered the option of a free stand in the Education marquee at The Royal County of Berkshire Show, which takes place on the 21st and 22nd September 2019, to sell their product to the public (not compulsory).

*Teams can be of any size but to attend the Judging Day we ask for a maximum of 6 representatives.


In 2018, the winning team was from the Berkshire College of Agriculture, who invented a product to overcome the time wasted putting down bedding for pigs. The Clere School took second place with their wooden farm-themed puzzle for kids, and joint third was the Berkshire College of Agriculture with their battery-operated tool for gardeners, and Kennet School with their fruit baskets and coasters made out of locally grown bamboo.

If this sounds of interest, contact Jan Murray, Education Officer as soon as possible to register:
e-mail: or call 01635 247111.