Congratulations to the best overall award winners!

The Best Overall Awards were chosen in the final round by Kirsten Lewis Bethman, Jenna Shouldice and Ryan Christopher Jones as the top three overall submissions based on their individual strength as photographs.

1st Place Award

Best Overall Photo by Jen Conway, United States

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1st Place Overall Award by Jen Conway, United States.


2nd Place Award

Best Overall Photo by Taras Bychko, Ukraine.

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2nd Place Overall Award by Taras Bychko, Ukraine.


3rd Place Award

Best Overall Photo by Anna BielasikB, Poland.


3rd Place Overall Award by Anna Bielasik, Poland.


This award cycle was made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors:

Tristan is a documentary photographer based out of Victoria BC where he currently lives with his wife and daughter. Originally from Pennsylvania, he was raised on a biodynamic dairy farm until his family moved to western Canada when he was ten. Attending photography school years later after living overseas, Tristan met his now wife and talented photographer Jenna Shouldice. Together they run their documentary wedding and family photography company out of Victoria and Toronto, serving clients across North America. Tristan has gained international recognition for his photography work and he has spoken and taught about his documentary approach across Canada and the United States. In 2017 Tristan and Jenna co-founded the Documentary Family Awards with Kirsten Lewis Bethmann.