Final Submission Deadline
Honorable Mention in the “Environmental Portrait” category. Photo by David Del Val, Spain.

11 Open Categories Including 5 New Ones

Submissions Opening Soon

It’s that time of year again, the first award cycle of 2021 is almost ready for submissions!

We’ve been listening to suggestions from all of you, and have five completely new categories to add to our regular line-up.

This year we’ll be running two Award Cycles, Spring and Fall.  So while we’re offering more categories than ever before, there will be just two opportunities this year to enter your award-winning photos! 

Categories opening for submission in a few weeks

  1. Night Time
  2. Teenagers
  3. Joy
  4. Faith & Religion
  5. Pandemic
  6. Nothing Is Better Than Real Life
  7. Birth
  8. Cell Phone Only 
  9. Environmental Portrait
  10. Photo Series
  11. Young Photographers

The young photographers category is open to all emerging photographers 18 years and younger and is free to enter.

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