Behind the Mask - Judges Choice Award Photo Series by Cornell Watson, United States.

The Results Are In!

We are proud to share with you the award-winning photographs from our 8th international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

The winning photographs from this round of the Documentary Family Awards have been published.  Visit our Winner’s Gallery to see the Top 10 and Honorable Mention awards for each category, as well as the Judges Choice and Best Overall Awards.

To view category award winners now, scroll down to the galleries linked below.

If you missed the latest round or are new to our organization, we look forward to seeing your work in the next Documentary Family Awards call for entries early next year.

Thank you so much to all of you who sent us your work for consideration.

Award Galleries

With over 7,000 entries from 70+ countries, all award-winning photographs placed after making it through two rounds of critical review and selection. 

Black Lives Matter


Unconventional Portrait

Nothing Is Better Than Real Life

Cell Phone

Photo Series
(Top 5)

Photo Series
(Honorable Mentions)

Judges Choice Awards

Best Overall Awards

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