ASPIRING designers are being urged to submit their designs for Scotland’s brand new baby box by Clydebank and Milngavie’s MSP.
Gil Paterson MSP has backed the Scottish Government campaign, which is asking for a bold and inspirational design from students.
The winner will receive a prize of £1,000 and exclusive mentoring from leading Scots designers Holly Fulton and Scott Jarvie.
V&A Museum of Design Dundee will run the nationwide competition on behalf of the Scottish Government, with entries sought from design students throughout Scotland by November 17.
The winning design will be put into production and rolled out on every baby box from Summer 2017 until March 31 2019.
Mr Paterson said: “I encourage all design students across Clydebank and Milngavie to get involved with this excellent chance to create the baby box’s design.
“Scotland has more than 50,000 new babies being born each year so this is a brilliant opportunity for aspiring designers at university and college.
“The baby box has a proven track record of improving the lives of children when they are born — I am very much looking forward to the first boxes being trialled in January.
“It is a significant policy of the Scottish Government, which shows its commitment to giving our children the best start in life as possible, no matter their financial circumstances.”
Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald, made the announcement during a visit to the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design where he was joined by two other members of the judging panel, Sarah Saunders, Director of Learning and Innovation at V&A Dundee and Scott Jarvie founder of Jarvie-Design.
For a design brief and more information visit: http://www.vandadundee.org/whatson/baby-box