A regional press photographer is celebrating a “special” victory after beating national competition to win a prestigious award.
Simon, pictured, was one of 10 winners to be announced by the BPPA earlier this month.
PA’s Danny Lawson was highly commended in the Business category.
Simon told HTFP: “I’m delighted to win it after being pitched against the national guys and to win a national section is quite an achievement really.
“Regional photographers are few and far between.
“We’ve still got five photographers on the Yorkshire Post and we enter competitions.
“To come on top over the national guys is pretty special to be honest.”
BPPA chair Paul Ellis said: “The Arts, Business and Portraits really do show how creative photographers can be.
“Also, I’m delighted that once again we have a winner from the regional press as well as freelance winners based in Scotland and Wales representing press photography across the country.
“I’d like to thank everyone for entering, judging and to the team at The BPPA for their hard work to run this competition on behalf of press photographers.”
The full list of winners can be found here.