A Silloth teenager has been named Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year for 2016.

Adam Story, 19, who is a specialist video artist, saw off four other finalists to land the title.

The competition is co-ordinated by Eden Arts and aims to showcase the talent of Cumbrian artists aged 15 to 24 and help them develop their careers.

He was crowned the winner by a panel of art professionals.

Adam, who also received a cash prize, is due to start his degree at The Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University this year.

He said: "It was a fantastic reward for all the hard work I have put in to my practice having studied at for my foundation course at Carlisle College this year.

"It is a good send off before I head off to Oxford. The prize money will be put to good use in creating new work."

The other four finalists were Julia Parks, 24, of Cockermouth, Sam Ward, 20, from Carlisle, Marisa Crane, 19, of Kendal, and Rachel Fenwick, 24, of Penrith.

Adam also took part in C-Art’s Young Curators project to select and organise the main C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition, which gets underway next week at Rheged.