Pupils at a north-east academy have snapped their way to success in a photography contest.
Youngsters from Mintlaw Academy’s additional support for learning department were taking part in the local heats of young photographer of the year.
The competition, sponsored locally by the Central Buchan Rotary Club, was open to S1-S4 pupils.
Kenneth Chalmers won first prize in the intermediate competition, while Callum Davidson won the senior competition.
The pupils were given the theme of My Beautiful World for the works which they submitted.
Both winners’ entered a selection of images which captured everything from idyllic woodland landscapes, to stunning riverside scenes , to a farmer’s barn.
A panel of judges from the Peterhead Photography Club, led by chairman Norman Laird and secretary Kathleen Laird, selected the best entries.
The winning pupils were presented with their prizes at an event at the academy, which all participants attended.
Each winner was presented with a trophy, while everyone that took part received a certificate.
The school was also presented with a tripod by the rotary club which will now be used at the academy’s photography classes.
A selection of photos from the competition will now be displayed at the North East of Scotland Open Studio Art Exhibition in the Kemp Hall, Old Deer in September.
Kenneth and Callum’s photos will also be entered in a district competition, where they will go head-to-head with youngsters from across the country.
Various photography courses are taught within the department by Heather Reid and since the introduction of the courses the S3 and S4 pupils have successfully gained an SQA qualification each year.
The competition is sponsored nationally by the Rotary Club of Great Britain and Republic of Ireland.