As our biggest individual winner on the night, Hunt collected Best News Photo and Best Feature Photo and said he was delighted to be there and get the recognition for his efforts.
Hunt regaled the crowd with career anecdotes while explaining that had he not postponed his retirement plans, the two award-winning photographs would never have been taken.
Hunt started out in the industry aged 15, in 1959, in Fleet Street as a messenger boy for Associated Press.
He also worked for the Irish Press, and at the British Museum in and Tate Gallery in London as a commercial and fine art photographer.
Hunt later moved to WA and worked for the The Western Mail, the Sunday Independent, Farm Weekly and The Countryman. He has been with Community Newspapers in Perth for 20 years.
The Hills Gazette Special Bushfire Edition was runner-up in the Best Special Publications category.
CNG claimed five categories of the CNA Southern Division awards last Friday in Melbourne, including the prestigious Best Newspaper award (30,000- 50,000 copies) for Western Suburbs Weekly.