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Meet the Judges

The judges will favour entries that portray the strength, skill and athleticism of Australian sportswomen actively participating in sport at any level in Australia.

Michael Willson is Chief Photographer of the Australian Football League. Since the 2005 AFL season he has earned the respect and trust of players and clubs alike, creatively photographing all the action, triumph, heartbreak, blood, sweat and tears – often capturing moments otherwise unseen – from a unique perspective that can only come from an intimate knowledge and love for photography and Australian Football.

In 2020 Michael was awarded the prestigious Melbourne Press Club Gold Quill for his iconic photograph of Tayla Harris. The picture also won the Sport Australia Best Sports Photograph and the inaugural Women in Sport Photo Action Awards. He has won multiple Australian Football Media Association Awards.

Selina Steele has covered Summer and Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup, Ashes Series, AFL Grand Finals, State of Origins… Selina has more than 25 years’ experience working for major media company News Corp, the past 10 holding down senior editorial positions.

In her current role as Head of Sport Partnerships for News360 division, Selina works across all News Corp mastheads, juggling editorial and commercial demands on our multiple platforms (print/digital).
Why the passion for women’s sport? Because we owe it to each other to inspire and connect by sharing our stories.

Cassie Trotter Spencer has 20 years of experience in the media industry across radio, television and photography. As the Director of Editorial for Getty Images Asia Pacific, Cassie works with a team of editors and photographers to deliver high-quality news, sport, and entertainment imagery to its global media subscribers.

A native Canadian, Cassie moved to Sydney in 2010 after working in Press Operations and Photography for the Olympic Games in Vancouver. Cassie’s experience includes working for the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and the global Getty Images Sport team at the last four Olympic Games.

Cassie is the co-founder of Australian Women in Photography (AUSWIP), an organisation created to develop, promote, and support female and non-binary creatives in the photographic industry. She is a graduate of Howard University in Washington DC and holds a degree in Journalism.