2nd Place Award in the “Details” category. Photo by Laura Beth Davidson, United States.

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We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our 6th international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

Award winners were chosen during the final round of live-judging filmed in Seattle, WA, USA and subsequently streamed online around the world on December 13, 2019. 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 Huy Nguyen (United States).

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

Elisse Weinert, Laura Beth Davidson, Aleksandra Gajdeczka, Paulina Splechta, Jennie Brown, Nina Gebke, Liesbeth Parlevliet, Bex Maini, Maria Rafael, Koren Smith

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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 Cristal Wallin (United States), Rowena Meadows (Australia) and Zalmy Berkowitz (United States) 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.

Alice Chapman, Allyson Klein, Alvaro Tejeda, Amanda Sloane, Ana Matijaca, Andrii Mur, Anna Syguła, Ashley Marston, Christel Loyer Kendrew, Christen Kuhl, Da Huang, Diana Hagues, Elisse Weinert, Erin Ingraffia, Giovanna Guiotti, Gretchen Yost, Jacquline Dersjant, Jayme Lang, Jenna Hobbs, Jenny Parker, Jess Cheetham, Jo Robertson, Joanna Grossi, Julia Erz, Julia Völzow, Katherine Emery, Kristina Lindfors, Kristine Nyborg, Larry Toh, Laura Beth Davidson, Lauren Gayeski, Linda Douglass, Linda Mauch, Lisa Samaras, Manu Rigoni, Marie Mohammedi Dubau, Marisa Kraft, Marlies Van Zetten, Minna Ridderstolpe, Nina Gebke, Ninio Nino, Pamela Anticole, Polona Avanzo, Rachel Weber, Raz Moss, Rebecca Griffiths, Sarah Watson, Shannon Christy, Shannon Hanson, Simona Dietiker, Tammy Lacasse, Viktorija Sivakova, Yan Liu

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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.