1st Place in the "Cell Phone Only" category. Photo by Katerina Penkova, United States.

Nominate a Photographer

In the spirit of supporting each other, we are experimenting with a new feature to encourage just that.

Often we can be our own worst critic and yet our friends (that’s you!) often see something in our photos we can’t see ourselves. Let’s see what photo you think deserves recognition!

Submit 1 photograph from a fellow photographer they might not enter themselves.  An image that stands out to you as particularly interesting or worth a second look.

This is a free submission.

Recommended steps

  • Look through a photographer’s Instagram and website
  • Screenshot your favourite photo
  • Ask permission from the photographer to submit the photo (and confirm they have not submitted it already)
  • Have the nominee send you the photo as a .jpg or .jpeg
  • Submit it below!

Rules: Please do not choose a photo of your own and ask someone else to submit it on your behalf.

Nominations are now closed.

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