100 Senior Photographers I’d Like to Follow in 2021 – Contest

December 26, 2020

The contest is now closed!
Thanks to everyone who entered!


Our year-end contest starts NOW!

SeniorInspire is excited to announce our 100 PHOTOGRAPHERS I’D LIKE TO FOLLOW image contest starts right now!

I think you’ll agree 2020 was one helluva crazy, mixed up year! Still, YOU persevered and put out some of your best work yet!!

And as you head into this new year, full of high hopes and even higher expectations, I want to take a moment to recognize 100 Senior Photographers everyone should be following in 2021!

Will you be on the list? You’ll never know unless you try!

For this year’s contest we took a look at some of the many great suggestions we received over the years and decided to make a few changes…

We don’t need no stinkin’ categories!

This year we’ve eliminated categories – the only category is seniors! Your seniors need to be from the Class of ’20, ’21 or ’22, but please, NO group or black and white photos.

Let’s make this whole file naming thing easy!

Make sure your filename starts with your studio name and make sure each file you submit has a unique filename. THOSE ARE THE ONLY REQUIREMENTS! After your studio name you can put whatever you want. So if your studio name is ABC Photos, your file names should look like..  ABC Photos XXXX.jpg where the ‘XXXX’ is whatever floats your boat.

Look Ma! I’m in a magazine!

That’s right, the winners from this year’s 100 to follow contest will all have one of their images published in the Spring issue of SeniorInspire the Magazine!

And I’m a RockStar!!

Every year we have photographers who submit 20  or more killer images, but we only get to recognize one of their photos. We hate that! So this year we’re going to be looking at all of the images you submit as a portfolio!  And if you submit a portfolio of at least 5 images and you’re chosen as one of the 100 winning photographers, you’ll also be in the running for one of our Top 20 SeniorInspire RockStar awards. Everyone who achieves Rock Star status will receive a special badge to commemorate their status and will also get a two page spread in the Spring Issue of SeniorInspire the magazine.

The rules!

Please carefully read through the rules below before submitting.

We’ll be accepting contest entries through Midnight, CST on Friday, January 29th. Winners will be announced in February and featured in the Spring issue of SeniorInspire the magazine.

Important note regarding releases! If you are one the 100 photographers chosen you’ll receive information about obtaining a release for your chosen image. You’ll have 2 weeks to have your client submit our digital release form. If we do not receive a release within those two weeks, your image will not appear in the magazine.  We’ve made the release process VERY EASY, so please don’t get hung up on this.

Fee to Submit:
$7 – 1 image
$15 – 3 images
$20 – 5 images
To submit more than 5 images do it on a second form.
To be considered for the Top 20 RockStar award you must submit at least 5 images.


* All image files must be submitted using the form below.

* You may submit as many images as you’d like. If you want to submit more than 5, do it on a second form.

* You must submit at least 5 images to be considered for the Top 20 – SeniorInspire Rockstar award (see ‘And I’m a Rockstar’ above).

* Images should be high resolution .jpg files, sized at  least 3000 px on the long edge.

* There should be no branding on your images

* Images from paying clients only. No workshop images.

* Do not submit group or black and white images. Only images of individuals will be considered.

* Your file name should start with your studio name. After your studio name you can put whatever is easiest for you. Just make sure each file has a unique name.

* You must certify that you have a signed release on file for each image submitted and that you will obtain a digital SeniorInspire release for any images chosen for publication.

* All images must be of individual seniors who are either 2022, 2021 or 2020 graduates.

* All images that do not meet the submission criteria are subject to disqualification.

* No refunds will be given for disqualified images.

* All contest decisions made by SeniorInspire will be final.

* As you’d expect we are looking for your best work! We want gorgeous images with impact and beautiful light that show creativity, excellent composition and great posing. Send your very best!

If you have any questions feel free to click here to email.

Good luck!

By Nick

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