The Ultimate Competition for
Senior Portrait Images and Senior Portrait Artists. 

We have witnessed fiercely awe-inspiring images and there is no end in sight and we are barely half way in to 2019! The creativity and skill being exhibited is unmatched. It is a very exciting time in the Senior Portrait industry and we want to recognize the best of the best!

Not every image maker is created equal nor is every photograph. This is a competition of skill where we wish to globally recognize exceptional Portrait Artists who specialize in the senior genre for 

This is it... THE Senior Portrait International Image competition where top portrait artist from all over the world engage in a fierce competition for the honor of being named to the top honors.



IMAGINE Award Status

recognized by publication in the premier


Modern Senior Magazine

----------134 Total Awards will be presented----------



  • TOP 100   Crème de la Crème  PORTRAIT IMAGE AWARD

    with most images selected to the magazine


  • First through Tenth Place  Judges Choice  IMAGE AWARDS

  • The Grand Champion Image  receives a crystal PORTRAIT ARTIST AWARD
    for the stand out image of the competition


  • A single Image of  Distinction will be chosen for the enviable COVER IMAGE


  • The Portrait Influencer Artist for the artist with the highest number of images selecrted by the judges.


  • ONE Image Maker will be awarded a crystal PORTRAIT ARTIST AWARD
      for the HIGHEST AWARD in the competition for

    IMAGINE Portrait Artist  of the Year

ALL winners recieve an exclusive badge to proudly display on

your website and social media channels.


-------  ENTER BEFORE AUGUST 1 , 2019 midnight PST ------







Images will be judged on the following criteria :

  • Impact

  • Technical Merit

  • Composition

  • Proper Color Balance

  • Exposure

  • Editing

  • Storytelling

  • Creativity

  • Style

  • Use of Light

    Notice there are no boxes to fit you beautiful images into... no categories! This will enable you to choose the very best of the best images from your portfolio to submit.Just make sure they qualify by the grad year listed in the general terms below!



The Details :

  • The contest begins on June 20, 2019

  • The deadline to enter is AUGUST 1, 2019 midnight PST.

  • Winners names will first be announced here on our site and on Instagram!

  • Winning images will be unveiled in our premier print magazine will be available for purchase in September of 2019




General Terms  & Conditions :


  • We welcome all senior portrait photographers who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry who do not reside in an area where such contests are prohibited or restricted by law. to turn in submissions to this competition.

    (with the exception of our judges and family of MODERN Senior Magazine.


  • Officers, directors, employees, contractors, representatives and agents of MODERN Senior Magazine, The Senior Portrait Artist Awards, its or their parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotional and judging persons or agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this competition and their immediate family members and/or persons living in the same household as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate. This competition is void in all U.S. territories and possessions and where otherwise prohibited by law.


  • One image entry is $6

  • Five image entires is $25

  • Ten image entires is $45

  • Twenty Image entires is $80

  • Thirty Image entieries is $120

  • To qualify for the Photographer of the Year or Grand Champion Awards you must enter at least TEN (10) images into the competition.


  • There is no risk to enter, all entrants retain copyright of their images at all times. Any photographic image submitted for this awards competition which is not fully original to the entrant may be disqualified.

  •  No logos or watermarks. Watermarked or low resolution/web images will automatically be disqualified without notice.

  • Any images that do not meet the submission criteria will be disqualified without notice.

  • No  photographic image taken during a workshop, shoot out, or similar instructional course where the primary focus was photography education.

    Images that may have been selected as winners for other print magazine publications are NOT eligible for submission to this contest. This does not include any PPA or conference competition.


  • No refunds will be given for disqualified images.

  • You are solely responsible for making sure you have met all criteria. Modern Senior makes no attempt to contact individuals in the event of disqualification.

  • Entrants are responsible for taking all steps necessary to protect the rights of persons depicted in the work, including but not limited to obtaining their permission in the form of a model release form, to avoid any problems related to the infringement of these rights.

  • PayPal payments must be made at the time of entry. No other form of payment will be accepted.

  • If your PayPal name is different than your business name please note that in the PayPal message as well as in your text document.

  • ALL images must be of high resolution and saved as your business name and numbered. For example: yourstudioname001.jpg  and yourstudioname002.jpg and so forth for each image you submit.

  • You may enter either portrait or landscape oriented images all images must be in full color or black and white. (No sepia or selective color image.

  • You may enter as few or as many images as you'd like into the competition.

  • To qualify for the Photographer of the Year or Grand Champion Awards you must enter at least TEN (10) images into the competition.

  • We do not supply free print or digital copies of the magazine to winning entries.

  • Image must be of a 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 Senior.

  • Decisions made by the judges are final. No response will be given to any complaints, or objections whatsoever regarding the winning images and the judges decisions.


Entrants are required to demonstrate that they have read, accepted, and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions of this competition. As a condition to entry, all entrants and winners agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release Modern Senior Magazine | MAC  and its directors, officers, parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, contractors, agents, representatives, suppliers, printers, application developers, and advertising, promotional or judging agencies, from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever, including without limitation intellectual property infringement, rights of publicity violations, injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property arising out of or relating to any entry or submission, the terms or conditions of this competition, or any of your activities related thereto.

Entrants are responsible for the resolution of any legal issues arising from their submitted works and agree to pay any costs thereby incurred.


Modern Senior Magazine | MAC reserves the right to modify or cancel the awards competition for any reason, at any time, including in the event that any portion of any website used to run any aspect of the competition becomes technically corrupted. MSM | MAC may elect to suspend or postpone receipt of any or all entries if in its judgment the contest cannot be run smoothly, securely, or without affecting the fairness of the judging due to circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to network failure, computer viruses, or unauthorized access to its servers.

MSM | IMAGINE | MAC reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules or other applicable law or regulation; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

MSM | IMAGINE | MAC reserves the right to disallow entries that depict brand logos or other intellectual property, whether on clothing or in other forms.

Entrants will not be notified of the receipt of their entries. The organizer will not respond to inquiries concerning their receipt.

Entries are only accepted through the Internet.


By entering, paying and submitting to this competition, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and you grant an ongoing, universal, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to MAC | MODERN Senior Magazine to use, copy, distribute, display, publish, and create derivative works of your submission for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, but only in connection with the promotion, advertising or announcements of or for The MODERN Senior Magazine Portrait Artist Awards (which may include such things as being displayed on the,  Facebook Group Page and Instagram account.   MSM | IMAGINE | MAC reserves the right to publish entries to its social media accounts throughout the submission period to publicize the contest. Such publication does not guarantee an award of any kind.






  1. UPLOAD your selected number of  images to a drop box folder titled: 

    YOUR STUDIO NAME MSM IMAGINE 2019 TOP 100 at the same time.


  2. CREATE and upload a text document with your Contact Info, Website, Your Name and
    Your Business Name to the same Drop Box Folder.


  3. UPLOAD a release for images in your Dropbox folder.
    This provides that you have the rights to enter this to a magazine for publication.
    Images sent without release will be disqualified without notice.


  4. PAY for the correct number of  Image Submissions you have included in your Dropbox Folder.

  5. Be sure to share your drop box folder with us at



  • Your Dropbox folder must contain:

RELEASE FORMS allowing us permission to post and use the images to announce and advertise for the magazine and contest.


  • Your Text document must contain:

PAYPAL NAME IF different from your business name

It is your responsibility to ensure that all items necessary and required for the competition are in the assigned Dropbox folder before 11:59 pm AUGUST 1, 2019 PST





We cannot wait to see your winning images!


Marci and Christy

         and your Portrait Artist Award Judges





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