Final Submission Deadline
Photo by Orsolya Boncser

Last day to submit your free entry!

Free Entry deadline May 18, 11:59am PDT

There are only 24 hours left to use your free photo entry!  

We encourage every photographer to enter a single photo for free, whether or not you submit additional photos.  Give your photography the opportunity to be viewed by our talented guest judges and the chance to be celebrated by a wider audience! 

The free photo entry may be used in any single photo category and must be submitted by May 18 at 11:59pm PDT.  After this time a $10 late fee will be added to all submissions.

Our guest judges Ranita Roy, Mikaela Martin and Manu Rigoni will soon be carefully looking through every single image received and choosing the strongest images to be reviewed during the final round of live judging.

The final judging process will take place in an educational multi-day broadcast with Carl Juste, Song Tae Chong and Kristin M. Young. We can’t wait to see your favorite Documentary Family photographs!

Final submission deadline is June 1, 2021, $10 late fee will apply after May 18, 2021.


“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

― Ansel Adams

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