Win marks hat-trick

The Community Newspaper Group photographer of 21 years also came third in the Best Portrait category and second in the prestigious WA Press Photographer of the Year prize.

�I always hope to do well when I enter these awards, but I was especially thrilled with second in the overall top award,� Ritchie said.

Community Newspaper Group scooped all three prizes in the suburban category, with southern suburbs photographer Martin Kennealey placing second in best feature photograph and Mandurah Coastal Times� Jon Hewson coming second in the best portrait prize. Winning and finalist photographs will be displayed at the Museum of WA until June 2.