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1st Place Best Overall Award. Photo by Aniya Emtage, Barbados.

Gallery: Best Overall Awards

Congratulations to the best overall award winners of the 2019 V3 DFA’s

The highly anticipated Best Overall Awards were chosen at the end of our live-streamed judging on December 13, 2019, by esteemed judges Kirsten Lewis Bethamn (United States), Jenna Shouldice (Canada) and Huy Nguyen (United States). These three photographs are considered to be the best overall submissions based on their individual strengths as photographs.

1st Place Best Overall

Originally awarded in the “Nothing Is Better Than Real Life” category, this Best Overall Award goes to Aniya Emtage (Barbados). Congratulations!

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1st Place Best Overall Award. Photo by Aniya Emtage, Barbados.

2nd Place Best Overall

Originally awarded in the “100 Days Of Summer” category, this Best Overall Award goes to Karyn Novakowski (United States). Congratulations!

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2nd Place Best Overall Award. Photo by Karyn Novakowski, United States.

3rd Place Best Overall

Originally awarded in “Cell Phone Only” category, this Best Overall Award goes to Sandra Stokmans (Netherlands). Congratulations!

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3rd Place Best Overall Award. Photo by Sandra Stokmans, Netherlands.

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