Open Category: BIRTH

January 1, 2018

A single word category that hardly gives justice to the complexity and depth of this subject matter. Photographs should be of the birth process at some point and do not have to be just of the final moments of a child being born. Share your photos with us of any moment leading up to, during…

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Open Category: THE HOLIDAYS

December 28, 2017

From Chinese new year to Halloween, lantern festivals to religious and non-religious celebrations, show us the chaos, the beauty, the dust and the meltdowns.  This category is for photos made during celebrations both inside and outside of the home. As you know, we love documentary family photography and can’t wait to give your photography international…

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Open Call For Entries!

December 17, 2017

Deadline January 17th, 2018 We are excited to announce our open call for entries for the next cycle of Documentary Family Awards!  This award cycle brings about a new set of categories including one for birth, and we have an exciting new panel of guest judges, who will curate through every single submission. We recognize the educational value…

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Kirsten Lewis & Jenna Shouldice select award winners this month!

October 4, 2017

These awards are not about “winning” as much as supporting each other to become better photographers. Join our first live streamed judging where Jenna and Kirsten will give you insight into how finalists are chosen in each category, and why the winners are selected from those shortlisted photos. We believe that seeing not just the…

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