TWO East Lancashire people have won a photography competition which aims to raise awareness for mental health in a selfie obsessed generation.

Hazel Sitaras from Barrowford is one of 12 people who won the CEWE Photoworld’s My Inspiring Moments competition and will see her winning photo featured in their calendar.

In association with the mental health charity Mind, the competition was launched to re-inspire the appreciation of photography in a selfie and social media-obsessed era.

The 57-year-old said: “I captured this image of my granddaughter walking down a beach at sunset, and I thought it captured the beauty and ambience of the evening perfectly.

“I’m delighted that my photo will be in the calendar and will help to raise much deserved funds for Mind.”

Mrs Sitaras’s image of her granddaughter walking along a beach at sunset was chosen by judge photographer, Julian Calverley.

£5 from every calendar sale will go towards the charity, which will be sold online at CEWE Photoworld.

It came after research discovered 1 in 5 people take the majority of photos to portray a certain image on social media.

Also, among the winners was Stephen Root from Burnley, whose picture of two arctic terns meeting mid-flight was selected as one of the final 12 images.

The 61-year-old said: “I chose to submit the arctic tern image as the way they are placed makes it look like they are meeting in mid-air and having a conversation.

“I’m delighted that my photograph was chosen as part of the winning entries and am excited to be helping to raise money for such a great cause.”