Category: Call For Entries 2018

Submission Deadline Extended

October 11, 2018

< 1 min read I have some good news for you! We have extended the deadline to enter the last Documentary Family Awards for 2018 by 5 days. ***October 20th @ midnight is your new deadline*** For those that have already entered, thank you! It’s always incredible to see the variety of entries that come in from around the…

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New Photo Series Category!

September 6, 2018

2 min read We believe that a story can be found in a single image. Composition and light can show incredible perspective and elicit dynamic emotions. But sometimes, the power of documentary photography is strongest in a series. We are thrilled to announce a new category for the next awards cycle: The Photo Series. This addition allows us…

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Open Category: ME AND MY PHONE

January 4, 2018

< 1 min read This category is about sharing those gritty, personal documentary family photos made with your phone at home, on the street or at work. For the vast majority of us, the phone is actually our most used camera, whether we want to admit it or not. Good photographs are not about the camera but rather the…

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January 3, 2018

< 1 min read Submission Deadline January 17th, 2018 >> ENTER COMPETITION We believe an environmental portrait uses a subject’s surroundings to tell us more about the subject themselves. This can be at home, school, the playground etc. and can be a single person or multiple people in one frame. In this category only, the photographer may or may…

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January 2, 2018

< 1 min read Real life is about the authentic unscripted moments in our day to day life. For some, these are extraordinary events and for others, it can simply be the small moments of accomplishment or defeat. This category is wide open, as an opportunity for you to enter photographs that explore all aspects of family life. As…

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Open Category: BIRTH

January 1, 2018

< 1 min read 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

< 1 min read 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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