2015 PUSH Image Awards

Push Announcement

I am super excited to announce our image awards competition for PUSH attendees.

Here is how it is going to work:

We will have 3 judges:

Dan Brouillette

Amanda Holloway

Craig Stidham

Dan will be the lead judge for the image contest.  Attendees can submit up to 8 images total.  So pick the absolute best of the best to send!

The three judges will assign a score to each image based on a scale of 1-5.  Each image will be judged on:



Technical Excellence

Use of light


Scores will be compiled and in the instance of a tie, our lead judge, will have final say on the winner.

The following 5 categories will be represented at PUSH 2015

Senior Girl

Senior Boy

Group (two or more people in your image)

Studio (can be either a girl or a boy)

Best of PUSH

The awards competition is only open to PUSH attendees, no speaker can enter and attendees are only eligible for one award (meaning no one can win more than one category).

Meet our judges:

Dan Brouillette

Dan is a commercial, editorial and senior photographer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Dan uses specialized lighting and posing techniques to create cinematic images for his senior clients that are unlike anything in the industry. After working as a lighting tech in New York City spending his time lighting sets for celebrity and editorial shoots (which he still does today), he moved to Omaha to start his own studio and bring some of that New York flare to his local clients. By implementing different lighting techniques and modifiers typically reserved for commercial photography, Dan is able to stand out and give his clients unique images that look and feel like they were taken from the pages of a magazine. His editorial clients include ESPN Magazine, Women’s Health, TIME Magazine and many more and he has been hired to construct lighting setups for celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, Scarlett Johansson, and dozens of others! You can view his commercial work at www.danbrouillette.com and his senior site is www.lookportrait.com

Additionally, Dan has judged

PPA contests in Utah, Missouri, and California.  He was a lead judge for the Seniors Ignite image comp in 2015 and the SPA image comp in 2010 and 2011.

Amanda Holloway

Amanda Holloway is an internationally recognized senior photographer for The Woodlands, TX specializing in couture senior portraits for modern seniors.  Amanda teaches advanced in person workshops to photographers who want to take their senior photography business to the next level. The Kitchen Sink Workshops are one of the most sought after senior photography workshops.

Additionally, Amanda has been a Leading Legends judge for Senior Style Guide.

Craig Stidham

Craig Stidham is a professional fashion and portrait photographer based in Texas. Craig was photographically born into the fashion world in October 1994, after receiving a formal education in photography. He is a sponsored photographer who taught at the college level for more than seven years.  In 2010 Craig started teaching workshops and touring the US. Craig has been a speaker for WPPI, Imaging USA, SYNC Seniors, MDPPA, WTPPA, After Dark, Foto Chaos and Creative Fashion Artist USA.  Craig published his first book, “Fashion Seniors” and in 2013. Published his second “Dynamic Posing Guide”.  In 2014, A history project “Green Bay: A City and It’s Team” for the Green bay Packers, NFL. Craig has an “open house” attitude; always willing to take time for others and answer questions for those who call.

To enter:

  1. Gather up to 8 total of your BEST images.
  2. Rename each image with your name and the category.  For example vickieblackseniorgirl.jpg
  3. Upload your images to a dropbox folder titled your name Push Image Awards (For example:  Vickie Black Push Image Awards).
  4. Share the dropbox folder with me at vickie@wallenvy.com
  5. Images must be of a class of 2015 or 2016 senior
  6. Images are due no later than April 30th. 2015
  7. There is no cost to enter.