8th Place in the “Environmental Portrait” category. Photo by Minna Ridderstolpe, Sweden.

Closing in 10 days!

Submission Deadline October 20, 2019

You have just 10 days left to enter your best documentary family photographs into the last round of Awards for 2019.

When you enter the Documentary Family Awards you are:

  • Taking a chance on yourself
  • Trusting your vision as an artist
  • Having your work viewed by top-notch guest judges Cristal Wallin, Zalmy Berkowitz and Rowena Meadows
  • Giving yourself the opportunity for your photos to be critiqued during our live-judging process
  • Celebrating the way that you see the world

Our final judging process will take place in an educational live-broadcast with Kirsten Bethmann, Jenna Shouldice and Huy Nguyen where the guest judge’s top 30 photographs from each category will be viewed and discussed.

Four things before you go:

  1. $36 to enter 6 images
  2. Images can be from any year 
  3. Over $2,500 given away in cash prizes every round
  4. Free photographer profile page with every award & honourable mention

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

Dorothea Lange

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