COMMUNITY Newspaper Group photographer Andrew Ritchie is the most nominated entrant in this year’s PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards.
Ritchie’s photos of a fire breathing-spider that was part of the Arcadia concert, a collaboration between dancers and athletes, mature-aged belly dancers and Perth’s annual Polo in the Valley all caught the eye of the judges for the Portrait, Features and Lifestyle and Sport categories.
Fellow CNG photographer Jon Hewson joins Ritchie in the Sport – Community category with a photo of a Rockingham Senior High School basketball team that was heading to the nationals, and snapper Martin Kennealey is up for the News – Community section with a touching image of Cowan MHR Anne Aly with her family.
Special publications editor Arylene Westlake-Jennings is among four finalists for the coveted Hegarty Scholarship that recognises the management potential in young news media executives.
Westlake-Jennings was also a finalist for the scholarship last year.
Winners will be announced on September 6 in Sydney.