A creative student has finished her time at Nelson and Colne College baa-rilliantly after winning a women’s institute competition.

Katie Smith (18) was among a number of Art and Design students at the College who were challenged to design an eye-catching cup transfer for Malham WI.

Her rural design, which included sheep and the WI logo, perfectly represented Malhamdale and the national centenary of the women’s institute, and as such it was selected by members as the overall winner.

Katie, from Nelson, said: “I am really happy to have won this competition, and am looking forward to seeing my design on a mug.

“Nelson and Colne College has always encouraged me to get involved with the local community and take part in extra-curricular activities. My time at the College has been really good, and I am now looking forward to getting a job in the near future.”

Katie was invited to Turners, in Barrowford, to see her enlarged design and collect a voucher and card from grateful WI members.

Malham WI vice president Annie Heseltine said: “The design depicted the dale beautifully and reflected our local sheep farming industry. It has also helped contribute to our celebrations of the WI centenary year.”

Curriculum leader for Art and Design Joanne Hadcroft added: “We love to see our students taking part in real-life commissions and we are delighted to see Katie winning this competition.

“It is a great way for her to finish her time at Nelson and Colne College after achieving good grades and creating a fantastic portfolio on her extended diploma in Art and Design.”

For more information about Creative and Digital Arts at Nelson and Colne College contact 01282 440272.