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.
Ray has been a journalist for print and TV media since 1965. For 10 years Ray was the ABC’s North America correspondent, before launching 60 Minutes in 1978, along with George Negus and Ian Leslie. For the next three decades, Ray was the face of numerous programs on the Nine Network, gaining five Gold Logie Awards and over 20 Silver Logie Awards. In 2011, Ray was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to indigenous Australians, charities and the media. In 2013, he launched a photographic book titled “Ray Martin’s World”, covering his life in journalism.
Colleen Petch is an award-winning sports photographer of 25 years standing at the The Canberra Times and Melbourne’s Herald Sun. She’s covered at least 15 AFL grand finals, multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games, including Cathy Freeman’s historic 400m Olympic gold medal victory at Sydney 2000, as well as numerous Cricket World Cups, Rugby World Cups and Rugby League grand finals. Colleen's favourite image and career highlight was shooting the 2015 Melbourne Cup when Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the big race.
FREELANCE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER
Delly is one of Australia’s most experienced photographers who has been shooting sport for over 30 years. He has worked at nine Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games and a multitude of World Cups and Championships. He was the first Nikon Sports Photography Ambassador selected from a worldwide field 10 years ago and he is the official photographer for numerous sports including Swimming Australia. Delly was awarded a Lifetime Service to Sport Award in 2016 and was the 2017 Australian Sport Photographer of the Year. www.sportsphotography.com.au
JOURNALIST, AUTHOR AND DOCUMENTARY MAKER
Louise is Women Sport Australia’s Communications Director and a women sports pioneer. She was the first female sports journalist hired by The Sydney Morning Herald and the first female sports editor at The Australian. Louise has worked at six Olympic Games, six Commonwealth Games and numerous world championships. Louise is also the author of the Australian war-time book Passage to Pusan - which has been turned into a documentary. https://passagetopusan.com/