YOUNG photographers from local schools are the focus of attention after winning a local competition.

Pupils from five high schools in West Fife were invited to take part in the competition organised by Dunfermline Photographic Association (DPA) and Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.

The winners have now had their work professionally printed and mounted for display at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

Ronan Fox Begley (Inverkeithing), Lyndsay Cook (Woodmill), Kara McAuley (St Columba’s), Molly Russell (Dunfermline) and Eilidh Richmond (Queen Anne) also received a £25 Amazon voucher for their winning entries.

Members of the DPA provided lunchtime photography tutorials and encouraged pupils to use their cameras, tablets or mobile phones to experiment with settings, light and subject to create interesting images.

Peter Stanford, president of the DPA, commented: "The schools engaged enthusiastically and the cooperation of teaching staff was first class. The standard of photography was inspiring and it was good to see images from a young perspective."

A judging panel sieved through a wave of entries before deciding on their first place winners and second place, third place, highly commended and commended pupils.

The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust supported the competition with a grant to cover the production of the prints.

David Walker, chairman, said: "The Trust is delighted to be working with the Dunfermline Photographic Association to promote photography in schools and encourage young people to gain new skills."

Entry to the museum is free and the winning works will be on display until Friday, April 20.