A Falmouth photography student has been recognised for her talents with a national award.

Maia Pavey, 21, beat competition from 300 other students from 76 universities to be crowned one of three winners.

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The competition, organised by computer monitor manufacturer Eizo, was judged by a panel of photography experts.

Judge and professional photographer Benedict Redgrove, who picked Maia as his winner, said: "Her work is beautifully observed, it just really gets inside you and you can hear the sounds, feel the place. This one is beautiful.”

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Maia said: "On winning the award, Maia commented: “I am so excited to receive this award and I am happy all of my hard work has paid off. I think it will have a positive impact on my future in the photography industry."

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Along with the accolade, Maia has won an Eizo monitor and the chance to spend a summer photography work placement with Benedict.

Beth Grayer from Falmouth University was also commended by the judges, and the other two winners were Jimmy Lee, from the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham and Josh Adam Jones, from the University West of England in Bristol.

All shortlisted entries can be viewed here: https://eizocolour.com/awards/gallery/.