Best Sports Photograph

Michael Dodge
Getty Images (published in The Age)

Michael Dodge of The Age has won the Quill for Best Sports Photograph.

Judges' statement

A perceptive football photographer actually sees a mark well before it takes place. Michael Dodge is one of those special few. He captured this amazing shot after deciding to switch his camera with the 600mm lens for a spare with a shorter lens on the ground beside him. The work of a true professional.

Highly commended

Highly commended was Alex Coppeln of the Herald Sun.

Judges' statement

Capturing the precise moment Brian Lake collided with his opponent is dependent on timing, quick reflexes and understanding the game. Amazingly, Alex Coppel was the only photographer to capture this pinsharp image during the Grand Final.

Winning entry