Lockdown has not stopped an inspirational exhibition as images go on show in a pop-up display.

Winning entries in the recent Brighter For You photography competition can be seen in a window display in Carlisle city centre.

It is hoped other businesses might follow suit and use their own windows to feature artists and photographers.

People across the county have been sharing photos and videos throughout this year to depict things that make life brighter in the region in the competition which was run by The Cumberland.

The images can be seen on Paternoster Row in the windows of Intro, the PR and social media company, and will be on display until early next month

Cumberland Building Society’s campaign manager, Tom Little, said: “Some of the entrants we received for the Brighter For You competition were absolutely stunning, so it is an honour for us to host this unique pop-up exhibition to showcase them.

“I think we’re all in need of a bit of inspiration at the moment, and these photos have that in abundance.

“It’s been lovely hearing people’s feedback to them in the few days they’ve been on display.”

The Cumberland launched the Brighter For You competition on social media in August and there were more than 400 entries, including moving family photos, pets, local landscapes and Cumbrian nature at its finest.

Starring in the display are the five winning entrants: Carol Copley, whose video showed her elderly parents making the most of the time together during lockdown; Caroline Patterson’s stunning sunflower and bumblebee shot; Rachel Scott’s pet portrait of her dog, Barney; Ceara Hayden’s St Bees sunset; and Rachel Willan’s adorable image of her son and his prize-winning sheep.

Rachel Scott said: “Barney always makes my day brighter but I was so happy to hear that my picture of him was selected and displayed as a winner of the Brighter For You competition.

“Now more than ever I think it’s important to focus on the things that brighten your day, so I’m hoping my photo might even make someone else smile too.”