Young People Challenged to Submit Designs

Young people across Cunninghame South are being called upon to send in their fun and vibrant designs and concepts, to be a part of the team who will design the new generation of Baby Boxes.

In partnership with Scottish Government and Children in Scotland, Young Scot are looking for young people across Scotland with a passion for art and design to submit their own concepts for the next iteration of Baby Boxes.

Scotland’s first Baby Box was launched one year ago today, on the 15th August 2017, after a competition to design the original. The winning design was a forest fairy tale scene complete with Highland cows, squirrels and the Loch Ness Monster.

Ruth Maguire, SNP MSP for Cunninghame South said: “Every child born on or after the 15th August 2017 will receive a Baby Box. So far over 50,000 Baby Boxes have been sent to newborns all over Scotland featuring this design. With this initiative a young person now has a chance to see their ideas adorn the next generation of these iconic items. It would be wonderful if that young person came from this area.” 

These designs will reflect the principles of Year of Young People 2018, and all concepts should relate to the theme of Children’s Rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:

  • The Right to Play
  • The Right to Freedom of Expression
  • The Right to Education

Successful designers will be invited to a Jam Event in October where they will work in teams with professional design agencies to bring their ideas together into a final design concept.

The winning design will be selected by an expert judging panel later in the year before launching in 2019.

Applications can be submitted at www.young.scot/babybox