YOUNG musical maestros hit the right note and artists put themselves in the frame as they took part in a new creative competition at a Port Glasgow school.

St Stephen's High held a 'Young Musician and Artist of the Year' contest for pupils in S1-S3.

Young performers had the chance to show off their talents in the music showdown and a winner was chosen by an adjudicator from neighbouring shared campus school, Port Glasgow High.

Parents, carers and staff meanwhile had the chance to vote for their favourite artist in the event, organised by head of creative arts, Gemma Lamont.

Scooping the young musician title was S2 pupil Heilidh McIntyre, whilst Rose McIntyre in S3 won with her artwork depicting various fruits and vegetables.

Gemma, who founded the competition as a way to celebrate young talent, said: "We were delighted to host our first competition celebrating music and the arts.

"We have very talented pupils and wanted to give them a chance to showcase the work they can do.

"The young musicians impressed our independent adjudicator and people had a very hard time deciding which piece of artwork to vote for.

"It is nice to be able to recognise our young people in this way.

"I am very proud of them all for taking part."

Heilidh, 13, told the Tele she was delighted to take home the award for her performance of the Mexican Hat Dance on otto saxaphone.

She said: "I was really shocked to win, I didn't expect it.

"It was really nice to perform with an audience again and I had my mum, dad and sister there to support me."

Young artist Rose, who is an aspiring tattoo artist, added: "I'm really proud to have won the award.

"I worked on my drawings for two weeks, so I was really happy that people voted for them."