A talented teenage photographer has been successful in a high profile national competition.

Luka Philip, 13, lives in West Road, Ellesmere Port and attends Wirral Grammar School for Girls.

She entered Amnesty International UK’s youth awards which celebrate the achievements of young people who are standing up for human rights.

Overall there were 7,000 entries but Luka’s photograph reached the final three in her age group.

The awards took place at Amnesty’s HQ in London and included a tour around Getty Images.

She said:“I was interested to do the photography competition because I felt it let me express an opinion without using words.

“Especially in photo-journalism pictures can tell a real story.”

Lukas says she has always been interested in journalism and works on the school paper.

She chose the subject of ‘Education’ as she had heard about the story of Pakistani pupil Malala who suffered an assassination attempt.

“I wanted to get out the message that 'everyone has the basic right to education, no matter who they are',” said Luka.

“My picture was of a young school girl looking through a wire fence, highlighting the plight of those facing barriers inside and outside education systems.”

She says she has had support from her English teacher and has gained lots of experience.