We're very proud of our Northern Daily Leader photographers, and one of them is in the running for a major national award.
Gareth Gardner has been named as a finalist in the 2019 News Media Awards, which "showcase and celebrate the best professionally generated news content, industry innovations and people that are driving the industry forward across news media publishing".
Gareth's photo, titled 'Rodeo Girl', has been picked to go up against some of the best snappers in regional Australia, in the sporting category.
It's a hotly contested category, with photographers from The Cairns Post, The Newcastle Herald, The Nelson Mail and Fraser Coast Chronicle also in the running.
The winners will be announced at the 2019 News Media Awards gala dinner, to be hosted by The Chaser's Craig Reucassel and Andrew Hansen, on Tuesday September 24 at the IVY Sydney.
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish Gareth the best of luck from the team at the Northern Daily Leader.