Designs on new look for boxes
Call for makeover ideas
Artistic Monklands youngsters are being called upon to submit their fun and vibrant ideas to help design a new generation of Baby Boxes.
The boxes were introduced by the Scottish Government last year to help tackle deprivation, improve health and support parents.
Each box is said to provide a safe space for babies to sleep near their parents, to promote bonding and early attachment, and also contains a number of accessories new babies require, like clothes, blankets, and medical equipment.
The current illustration on Scotland’s first Baby Box, which includes a forest fairytale scene complete with Highland cows, squirrels and the Loch Ness monster, was chosen through a winning entry in a design competition.
Now, the Scottish Government, Children in Scotland, and Young Scot are calling for young people from Airdrie and Coatbridge with a passion for art and design to submit their own concepts for the next iteration of Baby Boxes.
The new designs should 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.
Successful designers will be invited to a Jam Event later this month 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 next year.
Applications can be submitted at www. young.scot/babybox