This year’s brief asked the finalists to create an innovative product, using plastic as the main material, which would improve animal wellbeing.
Seven students shortlisted with 'wild' ideas
The submission saw such varied ideas that seven designs - rather than the usual six - were
shortlisted for the final judging stage, due to take place on 20th May.
Almost every entry addressed a different problem involving a broad range of animals, from horses, cats and dogs to reptiles, chickens, hedgehogs and fish.
All finalists will win industrial placements with other competition sponsors.