Best Overall Awards

We are proud to share with you the Best Overall Awards from our 8th international competition celebrating the very best in documentary family photography.

The hightly anticipated selection of the best overall photographs took place during the final round of judging streamed online around the world on October 14-15, 2020. Viewers had the opportunity to watch as these winners were collectively chosen by esteemed judges Jide Alakija (United States), Lawrence Jackson (United States) and Leslie Kershaw (United States). These three photographs represent the best overall submissions based on their individual strengths as photographs.

1st Place Best Overall

Originally awarded in the “Black Lives Matter” category, this Best Overall Award goes to Cornell Watson, United States. Congratulations!

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1st Place Best Overall Award. Photo by Cornell Watson, United States.

2nd Place Best Overall

Originally awarded in the “Birth” category, this Best Overall Award goes to Rafael Rosa, Brazil. Congratulations!

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2nd Place Best Overall Award. Photo by Rafael Rosa, Brazil.

3rd Place Best Overall

Originally awarded in the “Pandemic” category, this Best Overall Award goes to Casey McCauley, United States. Congratulations!

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3rd Place Best Overall Award. Photo by Casey McCauley, United States.

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