NESCol students shortlisted for design competition!

Two  Year 1 students from the HND Visual Communication course have been shortlisted for Scotland's first ever Baby Box design competition.

Baby Boxes shortlisted designers

Grace Brown and Monika Stachowiak have both been named as in the running to have their winning design put into production from summer 2017.

The competition is focused on designing a baby box that will be given to all newborn children, and asked students to design a way for families to interact with the Baby Box by customising it to record key stages in a baby’s first year such as date of birth or weight, or perhaps including space for their hand or footprint.

Over 70 applications were received for the design competition from across Scotland, with university and college students asked to create a beautiful, inspiring design for the outside of the Baby Box. NESCol was the only College to have two students shortlisted.

The shortlisted students will now receive feedback from the expert judging panel to develop a final submission for mid-January.The panel will then pick a winning student who will receive a prize of £1,000 and exclusive mentoring from leading Scottish designers Holly Fulton and Scott Jarvie.

We wish Grace and Monkia all the very best in the competition - watch this space! 

Find out more and view the full shortlist

If you'd like to follow the competition, the hashtag for social media is: #babyboxscotland

There are also posts on the competition's social media accounts: