to our panel of judges that contributed their time and talents to this competition.
As you will see below, these are highly qualified individuals.
Youthful Expressions is grateful for their willing contribution of time and talent.


Youthful Expressions' Panel of Judges

Justin Rucker
Originally from Arizona, Justin attended college at BYU in Provo, Utah where he graduated with a fine arts degree in Illustration. He works with Shannon Associates LLC,  based out of New York City.  Shannon Associates is the agency of choice for the most talented illustrators, photographers, animators and authors in visual communication and continues to lead the field in fresh, innovative, and creative talent.

Allyson Smith
Allyson acted as Prose Editor for Segullah Journal for five years, and a member of the editorial board for seven. She has published numerous articles, as well as essays in two anthologies about Motherhood.

Justin Kunz
Justin is an American representational artist, teacher, and designer of United States coinage. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Laguna College of Art and Design, 2011, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University, 1999. He has studied with many highly respected living artists, including Jeremy Lipking, Joseph Todorovich, Perin Mahler, John Nava, Jon Swihart, Robert T. Barrett, and William Whitaker.

Amy Worthington
Amy Worthington has been photographing happy people, events and important moments since she received her first camera at the age of 9. She can be found at any family event or social gathering walking around with her camera in-hand documenting the stories and experiences of all in attendance. She's had photos featured in a variety of print and online publications. She minored in photography at BYU-Idaho, and while attending school worked as the Photo Editor for the campus newspaper, The Scroll. She now works part time as a professional photographer and loves the opportunity to help document and preserve the lives, legacies and important moments of her clients. A small sampling of her work is available at https://www.instagram.com/amyworthingtonphoto/

Erika Lowstedt-Granath
Senior Art Director at BrandHive, an agency focusing on strategically positions and builds brands within the natural products industry, in Salt Lake City.

Simon Blundell
Simon creates bold, artistic, expressive, and dynamic images fragmented through both time and space. Through a poetic use of light, composition, and juxtaposition of content Simon creates images with originality, depth, and complexity. His creative use of photography gives his work layers of meaning that can be discovered in his images.