Submissions are open for the first round of 2020 awards!

Open Categories

Travel · Grandparents · Birth · Nothing Is Better Than Real Life · Cell Phone Only · Environmental Portrait · “Day in the Life” Photo Series

We couldn’t be more excited to launch our first award cycle of 2020.

In 2019 our judges and audience were inspired by photographs that creatively and artistically raised the standards of documentary family photography. We can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring!

Our guest judges for the preliminary round of judging are Rocio Vega, Aniya Legnaro and Taras Bychko.  All three of these photographers bring a valuable perspective on photography which is apparent in their own work.  It is an honor that they will be joining us this March to select the photographs that will move on to the final round of judging.

More details coming in the next few days about our two new categories unique to this round only, and the announcement of who our Live Guest Judge will be! 

Submission deadline March 20, 2020

Preliminary Round Guest Judges

Banner photo by guest judge Taras Bychko.

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