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. �WA has some of the best photographers in Australia, so it�s really gratifying to be counted among them.�
Community 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 on display at the Museum of WA until June 2.