4th Place Award in the “Cell Phone Only” category. Photo by Tatiana Kiryushkina, Russia.

Cell Phone Only – Award Gallery

We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our 7th international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

Award winners were chosen during the final round of live-judging filmed in Denver (USA), Hawaii (USA) and Victoria (Canada) and subsequently streamed online around the world on May 11-12, 2020. Viewers had the opportunity to watch the unfiltered discussions and constructive feedback as winners were collectively chosen by esteemed judges Kirsten Lewis Bethamn (United States), Jenna Shouldice (Canada) and Nancy Borowick (United States).

These award-winning photographs have been through two rounds of critical review and selection. Congratulations to the winners!

Top 10 awarded photographs by Sanne De Block, Ivana Alerić, Tatiana Kiryushkina, Heather Whitten, Polona Avanzo, Giselle Sauer, Kyra Barger, Lauren Anderson and Emily Fisher.

Honorable Mention photographs by Danielle Macinnes, Pamela Anticole and Marko Risovic.

(click or tap an image to view award details)

Our preliminary round guest judges evaluated every single submission we received and selected thirty or less of their favourite photographs per category to move forward to the live-judging round as finalists. Our deepest thanks to talented photographers Aniya Legnaro (Barbados), Rocio Vega (Spain) and Taras Bychko (Ukraine) for their hours of dedication during this process. Congratulations to these photographers who were nominated as finalists for consideration during the final round of live judging.

Finalist photographs by Agnieszka Maruszczyk, Aly Nickerson, Amy Bundy, Andrea Brum-Oome, Anna Nodolf, Anne Di Roberto, Bohdan Lesiv, Bridget Eldridge, Danielle Clements, Danielle Macinnes, Delphine D’Haenens, Dimpy Bhalotia, Ditta Van Gent, Elisse Weinert, Ewelina Strzelczyk, Gretchen Yost, Hala Salhi, Heather Whitten, Ina Esch, Jason Vinson, Jennifer Vaughan, Julia Nathanson, Julie Row, Katerina Penkova, Kelly Haymes, Kristi Tamcsin Harrison, Kristy Harrison, Lauren Anderson, Lauren Spencer Gayeski, Liz Robson, Liza Babikova, Lori Gospodyn, Mara Trilla, Marika Poquet, Marko Risovic, Maxim Golubchikov, Melina Coogan, Milene Van Arendonk, Nadezda Kosyreva, Nimrod Mankovski, Nino Nino, Orsolya Boncser, Pamela Anticole, Qingjian Chen, Renee Mcdaniel, Sandra Stokmans, Stephana Ferrell and Verena Ettinger.

(click or tap image collage to a view larger )

Watch the judging for this category

Stream on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

This award cycle was made possible with the support of the following sponsors:

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