A 24-year-old from London has scooped £5,000, a Nikon camera and a magazine commission in a photography competition organised by Hello!.

Jonathan Hyams beat more than 1,000 other entries to win the Nikon-backed contest with an image captured in the aftermath of the conflict in Uganda.

?My photograph explores the implications of the fragile peace process on a population which has experienced a lifetime of displacement and cruelty,? said Jonathan, who also came first in the Reportage category. His winning image shows the daughter of an ?escaped female child soldier?.

The competition was organised to celebrate 20 years of Hello! magazine.

Penny Lancaster Stewart, one of the judges, said: ?It was both encouraging and inspiring to see such a high standard of photographic talent.?

Rachel Brown was named as the runner-up, bagging £2,500 and a two-day internship with a Getty photographer in an area of her choice, as well as a ‘top-of-the-range’ Nikon camera. She also won the Fashion category.

Picture credit: Jonathan Hyams

Jonathan Hyams