Andrew Ritchie was judged the best suburban newspaper photographer, while Jon Hewson came in second and Bruce Hunt third.
Chief WA Press Photographer of the Year judge Simon Cowling said Community Newspaper Group photographers also featured strongly in other categories.
�The standard and creativity of the winners was excellent, and it was also great to see that Martin Kennealey produced fine work, gaining second place in the Best Feature Photograph category, as did Jon Hewson in the Best Portrait Photograph category,� he said.
�As always, when the judging panel gets down to deciding the final three winners in any section it provokes much discussion and thought as to the comparative merits of the pictures. In most cases the order of first, second and third comes down to personal preferences and splitting hairs.�