Best Sports Photograph

Alex Coppel
Herald Sun

The Herald Sun's Alex Coppel has won the 2012 Quill Award for Best Sports Photograph.

Judges' statement.

Big occasion jockey Glen Boss is captured engaging with the Moonee Valley punters along the main straight, just after the official presentations for the Cox Plate (a miniature version is presented to the winning hoop) – great pic, which captures the moment, with great spontaneity.

Highly commended

Highly commended for the award was George Salpigtidis and Alex Coppel for another photograph.

Judges' statements

BLOODS BROTHERS:  George Salpigtidis, Herald Sun

Another AFL premiership moment, frozen in time, perfectly captured by Salpigtidis, as Swans legend Bob Skilton basks in the red and white glory of the modern day team and their 2012 premiership win.

REIGN OF PHELPS:  Alex Coppel, Herald Sun

A superb action picture of US swimmer Michael Phelps in full flight on his way to another Gold medal in London – bringing his career tally to 16 Olympic gold medals and conferring the title as the ‘greatest swimmer of all time’ in the modern Olympics.

Winning Entry