DEWSBURY photographer Gareth Copley spoke of his pride today after scooping one of the most prestigious awards in press photography.
The 29-year-old won the Sports Action section of the World Press Photo competition.
His winning entry was of England’s Jonathan Trott being run out at the fifth Ashes Test, played at the Brit Oval last summer.
The contest is open to all professional press photographers and is judged by picture editors, photographers and representatives of press agencies from across the world.
Copley, who has worked for the Press Association for nine years, said: “It is a massive honour and I’m absolutely delighted. It is the Nobel prize for photography.
“There was a lot of luck involved. It was the first day of an Ashes Test at the Oval and things were not really going my way for five hours, and then suddenly Jonathan Trott is run out.”
He will collect his award in Amsterdam at the end of April.