We strive to showcase a diverse cross-section of family life. The gritty, the beautiful, and the highs and lows, all through a well-curated collection of award-winning photographs.


Until then, watch our live judging video

7 categories   /   live-streamed judging   /   Over $2800 in cash prizes

Guest & Live Broadcast Judges

How To Enter

  • Collect your favourite photos that match each category
  • 12 photos maximum per single image category and up to 8 photos per series
  • Resize your photos to meet our requirements… (Get More Info)

Submission Fee

  • Submit 6 photos for $18. Additional photos are $2.50 each.
  • Submit 1 series for $23. Additional series $16 each

Have a question? Join our Facebook Group or visit our Help Page to review submission requirements and download our Lightroom export preset.

Open Categories

➤ full descriptions


Using photography to celebrate familial relationships that extend across generations is an important part of preserving those relationships far after our loved ones are no longer with us… read full description


Family travel means joy and exhaustion. Idle moments and childhood wonder. New experiences and familiar places… read full description

Environmental Portrait

An environmental portrait uses a subject’s surroundings to tell us more about the subject themselves and vice versa. This can be at home, school, the playground, at work etc. and can be a single person or multiple people in one frame… read full description


Photographs that represent not just the final moments of labor but also the supporting events and landmarks that lead towards a child being born… read full description

Day in the Life
(Photo Series)

What stories can we tell that have taken place all within the space of one day? What kinds of daily narratives are unfolding around us…read full description

Nothing is better than real life

Show us all aspects of family life through your photos; the wild, the beautiful, the highs and lows … read full description

Cell Phone Only 
(taken on your phone)

Family documentary work both personal and professional, created with your phone’s camera… read full description

You have created a truly one of a kind competition.

Casie Zalud, Award-Winner

Awards & Prizes

  • Best Overall Award – 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $250
  • Judges Choice Award – 6 free entries in the next awards
  • 1st Place Category Award – 1st Place $250 per category
  • Top 10 Awards – Ranking from 1st to 10th per category
  • Honourable Mentions – Up to 10 unranked honorable mentions per category
    Magazine – All top 10 award-winners will be included in our year end publication.
    Digital Award Badge – All award winners and honourable mentions

All awarded photographs and honorable mentions are published in our winner’s gallery. Photographers and their work are promoted across our online platforms and press releases.

Watch Judging Online

We recognize the educational value of transparency and so once again our final decision process will be live-streamed. Entrants will be able to access the video at any time after the live judging.