The winner of the March 'Eyes' photo competition is Filippo Rivetti, who took the top prize for his black-and-white image 'Eyes', which captured the intense and guileless gaze of a young girl. This month's judge, award-winning professional portrait and advertising photographer David Knight, lauded Rivetti's image for its unassuming simplicity and its ability to engage viewers.

"During the process of judging the entries, ‘Eyes,’ by Filippo Rivetti stood out," commented Knight. "When I view an image I am looking for an emotional response. I was drawn to this simple, unpretentious image, which left me wanting to know more about the subject."

Rivetti has won a $250 voucher for a Deluxe Photobook from leading Australian photo book maker Momento.

A full list of shortlisted images from the March 'Eyes' competition is published below.

The theme for the April competition is 'Low Light'. Images must be submitted by midnight, 31 April 2013. Click here to enter.

Born in Oxford England, David Knight is a photographic artist based in Sydney. Educated in England, David moved to Dubai in 1995, where his assignments took him throughout the region. In late 1998, David relocated to Sydney, Australia, where he has continued his photographic career.

WINNER: 'Eyes,' by Filippo Rivetti.

'Black and White Golden,' by Ben Young.

'Eye,' by Naji Hassan.

'Eyes,' by Jackie Van.

'Glow,' by Heather Tu.

'Fisheye,' by Heather Soo.

'Five Eyes,' by Deb Yarrow.

'Hazel Fire,' by Miriam Cohen.

'Key To The Soul,' by Lani Pontt.

'Lashes Have It,' by Jessica Sue.

'Lorikeet Eye,' By Andrew.

'Look Beyond The Obvious,' by Alani Belcher.

'Madame Lash,' by Joyce Clarke.

'Pigeon Eyes,' by Deb Yarrow.

'The Endangered Black Red-Tailed Cockatoo,' by Arther Ng.

'The Soul Escape,' by Cris Saez.

'Young Eyes Old Soul,' by Kitty.

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