Meet the judges – our expert selection panel from the photography and automotive industries
Head of Global PhotoVogue and Director of the Photo Vogue Festival
Alessia Glaviano is head of Global PhotoVogue and Director of the Photo Vogue Festival. Glaviano has a degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan, but has always been passionate about photography. After graduating, she moved to New York to a job at Pier 59 Studios, where she worked with a range of international fashion photographers.
In addition to her editorial and curatorial activities, Glaviano teaches master courses at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan, and lectures regularly at other academic institutions. She was a 2015 World Press Photo jury member, and has participated in several portfolio review sessions, including the New York Times Portfolio Reviews.
The Duke of Richmond
Founder of Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed
An experienced photographer, Charles started taking photographs seriously at the age of twelve under the name of Charles Settrington. He began his professional career as an apprentice to the film director Stanley Kubrick. He worked on many of the great advertising campaigns of the 1980s including Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Levi’s, and ICI.
Aside from his photography, Charles has instigated at Goodwood two internationally-acclaimed motorsport events. In 1993, he held the first Festival of Speed. This annual event has become the largest car culture event in the world. In 1998, he held the first Goodwood Revival meeting at the reopened historic Goodwood Motor Circuit.
Founder and Creative Director of Shutter Hub
and AUTO PHOTO Awards
Karen is the Creative Director of Shutter Hub, the UK based photography organisation providing opportunities, support and networking for creative photographers worldwide. In 2021, she launched Shutter Hub Editions, a publishing house specialising in photobooks.
An award-winning photographer, Karen acts as a juror and reviewer for many photography exhibitions, festivals and events around the world.
Whether it’s competing in the LCUK Speed Championships or meandering through the countryside in her old Audi 100, when’s she’s not working on Shutter Hub, or the various other projects she’s involved with, Karen will most certainly be found near a car.
Founder and Managing Director of Roch PR
Michelle is the Founder and Managing Director of Roch PR, a strategic communications and public relations agency led by passionate and highly experienced professionals with more than two decades of corporate communications experience. They have expertise across a range of industries, including the automotive, travel and transport sectors.
As a Chartered Public Relations professional, Michelle is an ethical strategic communications leader with vast experience of working with national and international clients to help them navigate challenges and communicate more effectively.
Founding Partner and Managing Director of The Maze Group
Charlie is a Founding Partner and Director of The Maze Group – a collective of specialist marketing agencies with over a decade of experience in identifying and nurturing raw creative talent and working with brands from the automotive and finance sectors.
The Maze Group consists of a number of organisations offering complimentary services: the creative marketing agency Maze, which delivers strategic support and clever, creative campaigns, WXVE, a studio creating short cinematic productions and photography for brands, people, and storytellers, performance marketing specialists Optimyzd, and Fluential, which matches brands with creators to deliver effective influencer marketing campaigns, and hardworking content for a digital world.