Windsor Castle played host to excited painters from all over the country on Saturday.

It was the annual Windsor and Eton En Plein Air painting competition - which gives artists the unique chance to paint in one of 11 locations within the grounds of the famous castle.

They had just six hours to finish their work.

In the afternoon they displayed their work at the Windsor Royal Shopping centre.

The works were judged by three eminent art experts. But there was also the opportunity for the public to get involved and choose their favourite piece in the People’s Choice award.

The competition was started in 2012 as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and has continued every year attracting hundreds of artists from all over the country.

Geoff Knapp, Director at The Gallery at Ice in Windsor and member of the Town Partnership said: “It was fantastic to see so many talented artists compete in this year’s En Plein Air event. So much of the work was truly outstanding and worthy of a place in any art gallery. It’s a real credit to the town that we hold such events to promote art in this way.”

The competition was open to all artists, professional or amateur.

Overall winner Wendy Kimberly from Norfolk won the £500 cash prize. The Peoples' Choice £100 cash prize went to Hannah Bruce for Sussex.

Closer to home though, the young peoples' prize went to George Couzens, 13, from Windsor.