Art student Ryan Fovargue has come up with the winning Christmas card design - based on the new Darlington College of Technology.

The 16-year-old, who is studying a two-year National Diploma, used a technique known as mono-printing to create his design of the campus, in Haughton Road.

"I really didn't expect to win, but it was a nice surprise when I did," said Ryan, a first year student, of Darlington.

"I am really looking forward to the new college opening, I can't wait until it's finished. It will be nice to experience college life in a brand new environment."

When he finishes his course, Ryan hopes to study animation at university.

Sue Campbell, of the college, said: "We chose Ryan's design because it was a very imaginative and unexpected use of the new college design. All the student designs were excellent this year - but this one just stood out."