Judges Choice Award selected by Lafayette Hicks. Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui, United States.

Live-stream Judging Broadcast

Documentary Family Awards

Watch on June 28-30, 2021

Starts at 9 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) each day

It’s that time again!  Time to set aside a few hours of your week to soak up valuable critiques and commentary from an incredible panel of guest judges. Join us for a three-day broadcast as we find out which photos place in the top 10 for each category during our 9th cycle of the Documentary Family Awards.

We are so honored to have C.W. Griffin, Kristin M. Young and Song Tae Chong as our three finalist guest judges, taking us through their thought processes as they select this round’s award-winning photographs!

Live Stream Access

Click on the video preview below or follow this link https://vimeo.com/documentaryfamilyawards

Schedule

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time
(PDT), GMT-7

Check when to watch in your time zone here https://time.is/PDT

Day One June 28th

***UPDATED SCHEDULE DUE TO LIVE STREAM DELAY***

  • 9:45 am – Introduction
  • 10:00 am – Nothing Is Better Than Real Life category
  • 10:45 am – Cell Phone Only category
  • 11:35 am – Young Photographers category
  • 12:10 pm – Joy category
  • 12:55 pm – Environmental Portrait category
  • 1:50 pm – Broadcast ends

The Day One live-stream recording will remain public for 24 hours to accommodate all time zones.

Day Two June 29th

  • 9:00 amPhoto Series category
  • 12:10 pm – Night Time category
  • 12:40 pm – Faith & Religion category
  • 1:20 pm – Broadcast ends

The Day Two live-stream recording will remain public for 24 hours to accommodate all time zones.

Day Three June 30th

  • 9:00 am – Teenagers category
  • 9:35 am – Birth category
  • 10:10 am – Pandemic category
  • 10:35 am – Best Overall Awards & an in-depth discussion on photography you don’t want to miss!
  • 11:50 am – Judges Choice Awards
  • 12:20 pm – Broadcast ends

The Day Three live-stream recording will remain public for 24 hours to accommodate all time zones.

Live-Stream Judges

Preliminary Round Judges

Our guest judges spent many hours reviewing each submission we received, narrowing their favourite single images and photo series down to a shortlist for the final round of live judging. We are thankful to have had them join our team and look forward to seeing what they selected to move forward to the live-stream portion of the Documentary Family Awards.

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