The Newmarket Journal’s front page tribute to the late Sir Henry Cecil Farewell to a legend, scooped the Front Page of the Year award at Thursday’s EDF Energy East of England Media Awards for 2013. The winning entry featured an image taken by Worlington-based racing and bloodstock photographer Trevor Jones. ‘Close to a perfect page’ was how one judge described the tribute.
Journal content editor, Alison Hayes, who received the award on the paper’s behalf, said: “Sir Henry Cecil was Newmarket’s very own legend and when he died we wanted our tribute to be a fitting one. It worked and our readers and the judges loved it.”
Winner ... Alison Hayes, centre, receives the Journal’s award from Tom McGarry, communications manager for Sizewell C and Natasha Baker, 2012 Paralympic dressage gold medallist,