A STOURBRIDGE student is £250 richer after designing the winning entry in a ‘welcome to your new home’ card competition.

Naomi Reed, a year 13 student at King Edward VI College, was announced the winner in the Kendrick Homes competition after the firm shortlisted the strong contest of entries down to a top 20.

After being presented with the £250 prize, plus vouchers for artwork products, Naomi said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded the winner, particularly as usually I would never enter such a competition.

“However, the thought of having the opportunity to create a design that would ultimately be used in the commercial world was a real draw for me.”

James Rennison, managing director at Kendrick Homes, said: “The competition provided an opportunity to engage local students and tap into their talent, giving them an insight into our company and experience of working to a brief.

“Naomi captured all of our requirements and we are delighted with the new card which has already been sent to our customers.”

The graphic design student will also have her name included on all of the company’s ‘new home’ cards as the designer.

Remley Mann, principal of King Edwards VI College, said: “We are very appreciative of Kendrick Homes for providing the opportunity to participate in such an exciting competition, which has given our students the chance to produce a commercial graphical design.”

Stewart Monk, subject leader for graphic design at the college, said: “Naomi's contemporary vision of the new home card held its own.

“Her simple, clean and spring like imagery was both fresh and welcoming but combined with the Kendrick Homes colour scheme added another element to their brand.

"We are very proud of her achievement. Well done Naomi.”