A talented teenager has won a coveted prize in a national photography competition.

Felsted School pupil Teddie Summers, 14, received the award from the Economic and Social Research Council's competition for his picture titled Memorial Remembers.

The picture was taken at Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, whilst on a history trip last autumn.

More than 550 pictures were sent in by students from 75 schools for the competition, with Teddie's picture winning in the best social media submission category.

He said: "I thought the memorial was very pretty, and it felt significant for me to honour the fallen in one way or another."

To celebrate the award, Fairstead resident Teddie attended a special ceremony at the Espacio Gallery in London, where his photo was on display and postcards of his entry were available to take home.

Meredith Atkinson-Wood, Felsted's head of History of Art and Photography, said: "Teddie’s image of the Berlin Wall memorial deals with ideas of memory and commemoration, from his own personal visual perspective.

"That the image won for the best photograph submitted via Instagram shows that the art world is rapidly changing and adapting alongside ours.”