Documentary Family Awards

Celebrating documentary images that bring insight and meaning to the varied interpretations of family.


Submission Deadline 

Currently Closed

Late Submission Deadline 

Currently Closed

Award Galleries from our Spring 2021 Call For Entries

You have created a truly one of a kind competition.

Casie Zalud

I think many photographers who want to make stories in photographs go after the big-ticket items. They pick that large issue they have been interested in for years, or pick something because it is a cause they want to help, but then it becomes a bit like eating the whole elephant at once and the overwhelm of that makes them stop. The hard part in storytelling is finding the single story that represents the big thing, not the big thing that affects the single story. Finding the single story takes a lot of research and patience.

The Documentary Family Awards is an international competition in search of the insightful and meaningful ways that documentary photographers explore the interpretation of family.