A Kingston College student will design the International Youth Arts Festival’s official artwork this year.

Sixteen-year-old Belle Junput won a competition for the honour, and will have her work feature on the 10,000 brochures, as well as the posters, flyers and other promotional material.

Judges praised her “bold and lively” design.

First-year student Miss Junput said: “I am very happy that my design was chosen; I never thought that I would win. The idea behind my design is to show how the festival is such an important event in Kingston by featuring famous Kingston landmarks such as the River Thames and the phone box sculpture.

“I drew objects and characters using an illustration style and chose colours that suggest happiness and fun. I really enjoyed creating my designs and I’m very excited to see them used.”

The festival, running from July 6 to 15, will bring some of the greatest young talent from around the world to Kingston for the tenth year in a row.

A full programme will be announced in May.

Louise Coles, CEO of Creative Youth, which runs the festival, said: “IYAF is all about showcasing new creative talent, and it’s great to start with the work of a talented young artist like Belle. Her design perfectly encapsulates the colour, vibrancy and setting of IYAF.

“We have a very strong partnership with Kingston College, so it feels very fitting that one of their students has won the competition in our tenth year.”