The winning images for 2018 will be selected by a panel of independent expert judges appointed by Wisden and MCC, and headed by Chris Smith.
Chairman of the Panel
Chris Smith has been Chief Sports Photographer for various newspapers, including, for over 30 years, The Sunday Times. During this time he has covered every major event in the sporting calendar, in a diverse range of sports such as rugby, football, horse-racing, cricket, athletics, sailing and boxing. Chris has been British Sports Photographer of the Year four times, and winner of the Sports Picture of the Year award twice.
Patrick is widely recognised as the doyen of cricket photography. After over forty years of covering the sport, he announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2011 season. During his professional career he photographed 325 Test matches all around the world and has published thirteen books.
Nigel was Art Director of The Cricketer magazine (formerly The Wisden Cricketer and Wisden Cricket Monthly) from 1997 - 2015.
Kevin is a music photographer who has been published in seven monographs and exhibited worldwide. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many galleries including the V&A and the NPG in London. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (arts) by Manchester Metropolitan University in July 2015.
Diana is a Senior Production Manager at Sunset+Vine, joining the company when they began to produce Channel 4’s international cricket in 1999. She has worked on cricket television coverage around the world for Channels 4 and 5, Sky, BT Sport and the International Cricket Council.
Adrian is a multi-award winning cricket photographer, former Senior Vice President of Getty Images and joint Managing Director of Allsport. He is co-founder of photo agency SilverHub.