Rona appeals for baby box designs from Strathkelvin and Bearsden

Rona appeals for baby box designs from Strathkelvin and Bearsden

ASPIRING designers are being urged to submit their designs for Scotland’s brand new baby box by Strathkelvin and Bearsden’s MSP.

Rona Mackay 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.

Ms Mackay said: “I urge design students across Strathkelvin and Bearsden to get involved with this amazing opportunity to help create the baby box.

“With more than 50,000 new babies being born in Scotland every year, this is going to be create exposure for aspiring designers.

“The baby box is part of the Scottish Government’s bold new initiative to give our youngsters the best possible start in life.

“It has a proven track record in Finland of tackling deprivation, improving health and supporting parents — I’m looking forward to seeing it roll out next year.”

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.

To enter a design visit www.vandadundee.org/whatson/baby-box

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