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2022 WISPAA Judges Announced

Women Sport Australia (WSA), the national advocacy body for Women in Sport are thrilled to welcome a new judge to The Women in Sport Photo Action Awards (WISPAA) panel for 2022. 

Chief Photographer of the Australian Football League, Michael Willson will join the judging panel after completing a #WISPAA hatrick in 2021.

The three-person judging panel will consist of Director of Editorial for Getty Images Asia Pacific, Cassie Trotter, NewsCorp sports writer Selina Steele and three-time WISPAA winner Michael Willson. 

Willson united with Tayla Harris for his winning images, with his 2021 entry ‘The Leaning Tower of Tayla’ impressing the judges with its likeness to a renaissance painting. His iconic shot of Harris that won the 2019 WISPAA awards also won the Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill.

As one of the Australia’s most trusted and respected photographers, Willson is delighted to still be a part of the awards this year. 

“As a past winner of this fantastic competition, I am delighted to this year be involved in a different capacity by joining the judging panel,” said Willson. 

“I’m looking forward to seeing the entries roll in and once again celebrating some amazing action pictures of the many talented female athletes we have participating in sports across the nation.”

To enter in 2022, professional, amateur and emerging photographers under 21 can submit up to five photos of Australian sportswomen in action via WSA’s dedicated #WISPAA web page: Entries must close Monday May 2.

Learn more about the judges for 2022 at

Photos submitted must show an Australian sportswoman or sportswomen aged over 18 actively participating in sport at any level in Australia.  Judges will favour photos that depict the athleticism, strength and the skill of a woman or women aged over 18 participating in sport. Further terms and conditions can be found on the #WISPAA website.

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