THE winners of this year's Daily Echo and Castle Cameras Air Festival 2017 photographic competition have received their prizes.

Images from adult winner Emma Ward and junior winner Linus Etchingham were picked out by representatives from the Daily Echo and Castle Cameras.

Emma's image of the Red Arrows in-flight as a winged spectator watches on from a groyne on Bournemouth beach was noted for its unique character.

Fifteen-year-old Linus' still capturing the spectacular night display with the moon providing the perfect backdrop grabbed the judges' attention for the junior prize.

On Monday, the pair received their prizes at Castle Cameras in Winton.

Emma was given £300 in Castle Cameras vouchers and Linus £100 in vouchers.

Emma, 38, from Parkstone, said she has entered the Bournemouth Air Show photographic competition every year.

She said: "I've been going to every Bournemouth Air Show since day one and I go to quite a few every year because I like the Red Arrows.

"I showed my friends a few photos and they all said the Red Arrow one because of the seagull. I popped it in and never expected to win.

"I'm looking to upgrade my camera, getting one which is a bit faster than the one I have got now and progress my photography."

Linus, who lives in Christchurch and attends King Edward's school in Southampton, said he hopes to have a career as a photographer when he is older.

He said: "I was on the top of the overcliff and the helicopter was passing close to the moon, but never actually went in front of it.

"It did once just perfectly and I fired off some images and managed to capture it.

"I do wildlife photography mainly and do some landscapes as well.

"I want to use my vouchers to hire one of the lenses for photographing deer in Richmond Park using one of the big telephoto lenses."

Racheal Tattum, of Castle Cameras and part of the judging team, said:"It's always a pleasure to see the photographs that get put in and to be involved with the community.

"We do enjoy judging to see the aspects of how the locals see the prints.

"We get down to a cluster of pictures and think would we like it on the wall, look at it upside down and think "yes" we like that one.

"Emma's was something quirky with the seagull sat there which was a nice change and Linus' with the night time image captured the evening spirit."