4th Place Award in the “Black Lives Matter” category. Photo by Lisa Coker, United States.

Extended Submission Deadline

Final submission deadline June 1, 2021

If you missed our early submission deadline last night, there’s still time to enter your photos into the Spring 2021 Documentary Family Awards! 

Our extended deadline period will be open until June 1st at 11:59pm PDT. 

For those who need a little extra time, we still want to see your work!  Every photo submitted will be evaluated by our guest judges Mikaela Martin, Manu Rigoni and Ranita Roy.  

If your photo makes it past the preliminary round of judging, it will be viewed by our panel of esteemed photographers and educators.  Guest judges Carl Juste, Song Tae Chong and Kristin M. Young will be joining us in a live-stream broadcast to discuss your work in the final round of judging!

Thank you to those who have already submitted, we look forward to seeing your photographs!


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A $10 late fee will be applied to entries submitted during our extended deadline period.

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