Enter the Women in Sport Photo Action Awards 2022

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Tokyo Let's Go!: Winning entry from Casey Sims in the amateur category of the WISPAA Awards. Source: Casey Sims
Camera IconTokyo Let's Go!: Winning entry from Casey Sims in the amateur category of the WISPAA Awards. Source: Casey Sims Credit: Supplied

Women Sport Australia and News Corp are launching a national competition to find Australia’s best professional and amateur women’s sport action photographers.

Now in its fourth year, the Women in Sport Photo Action Awards (#WISPAA 2021) aim to generate greater recognition and respect for the power and athleticism of Australian women actively participating in sport.

Women Sport Australia, the national advocacy body for women in sport, and News Corp are calling for professional and amateur photographers to submit images of women playing any code of sport.

Photographers under 21 are also invited to submit images, with the introduction of the ‘Emerging Photographer’ category.

Tokyo Let's Go!: Winning entry from Casey Sims in the amateur category of the WISPAA Awards. Source: Casey Sims
Camera IconTokyo Let's Go!: Winning entry from Casey Sims in the amateur category of the WISPAA Awards. Source: Casey Sims Credit: Supplied

Professional and amateur photographers can submit up to five photos but the photos must be taken and published in the qualifying period: 1 May 2021 – 30 April 2022.

Aussie cricketer and keen photographer Georgia Redmayne, on tour with the victorious Aussie cricketers in New Zealand, has been part of the inner sanctum and served up this training session with skipper Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney in the slips.

Got it yes: Australian team training ahead of Sunday's World Cup final versus England in New Zealand. Source: Georgia Redmayne.
Camera IconGot it yes: Australian team training ahead of Sunday's World Cup final versus England in New Zealand. Source: Georgia Redmayne. Credit: Supplied

WSA President Gen Dohrmann said the Women in Sport Photo Action Awards has grown significantly over the past three years, with an incredible array of images being submitted year after year.

“It’s such a great opportunity to showcase female athletes in action and the quality of the photographs has been mind-blowing and we look forward to adding many more spectacular images of female athletes to the mix in 2022.”

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To qualify for #WISPAA, photos must show an Australian sportswoman or sportswomen aged over 18 playing at any level in Australia. Entries close on May 2.

Olympic dreams and giants of women’s sport were showcased in last year’s finalist images for #WISPAA – the Women in Sport Photo Action Awards.

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Camera IconCRUNCH TIME: Carlton’s Tayla Harris takes a towering mark. Michael Willson Credit: News Corp Australia

AFL Media Photographer Michael Willson won the professional category with his winning shot “The Leaning Tower of Tayla”.

And the amateur category was won by Queensland photographer Casey Sims. The image titled “Tokyo – Let’s Go” captured Australian Hurdler Liz Clay crossing the line to book a spot in the Tokyo Olympic team in April, 2021.

More information about #WISPAA 2022 can be found at www.womensportaustralia.com.au/wispaa/

Originally published as Enter the Women in Sport Photo Action Awards 2022

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