Two Aberdeenshire pupils have been selected from more than 7,000 entrants to score the top places in the John Byrne National Drawing Competition.
The winner of the art extravaganza was Ailsa Lipp, a P4 pupil who attends Largue Primary School.
At the school, which is attended by just nine children, pupils learn in the same classroom and are taught once a week by a visiting art specialist.
Using the theme “Scotland’s place in the industrial world”, Ailsa drew a self-portrait featuring a background reflecting shipbuilding on the Clyde.
Second place went to Jack Esslemont, a P5/6 pupil at Aboyne Primary School.
Ailsa and Jack were presented with their awards by renowned artist and playwright John Byrne at a ceremony at Paisley’s Tannahill Centre, where a special exhibition of competition entries is on display until April 15.
Byrne said: “This year, we judged more than 7,000 entries and the level of talent and imagination was outstanding.
“For someone so young, the amazing level of detail and skill shown in Ailsa’s drawing was what made her work stand out from a very strong field.
“I am encouraged by the standard of all the artwork submitted and I hope pupils across Scotland will continue to show us their artistic skills and love for drawing.”
In addition to Ailsa and Jack, four Highland school pupils were also selected to win awards.
Inverness High School S2 pupil Oliwia Bembnista was the overall third place winner, with runners-up prizes going to Kai Finlayson, a P7 pupil at Strathpeffer Primary School, Jessica Milne, of S1 at Nairn Academy and Neve Lambert, a P7 pupil at Avoch Primary School.