Photographer:

Family Award

2021

Winners of the "Family Stories" and "Love After Wedding" nominations will get the Canon EOS R6 Body cameras

The contest partner — the Canon company

Canon R6 Body

1200 USD

The winners of the single-shot nominations will get $100 each

140

10 finalists in each nomination will get 12 months of MyWed Pro membership

Contest stages

  • Entry submission

    Deadline

    1 November 2021 — 10 January 2022
    10 January
  • Short list

    11 — 31 January
  • Judging

    1 — 15 February
  • Announcement of the winners

    Results

    20 February

2 best series nominations

Winner: Canon R6 Body
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Family Stories

Series of photos about childhood, family, anticipation and birth of a child

Photographer of the year

Winner: Canon R6 Body
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Love After Wedding

Series of photos telling the stories of couples in love

Photographer of the year

12 single-shot nominations

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Pregnancy

9 months expecting a child

154 participants
Pregnancy

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Newborns

First months of the wonderful journey

118 participants
Newborns

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Sweet As Honey

Staged photos of children, the way their parents want them to be

101 participants
Sweet As Honey

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Childhood As It Is

Documentary photos about the real life of children in their native environment

117 participants
Childhood As It Is

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Friendship

Brothers and sisters by heart or by blood

77 participants
Friendship

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Children At The Wedding

The youngest, cutest, and funniest wedding guests

1195 participants
Children At The Wedding

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Teens

All about the life of teenagers or their characters

68 participants
Teens

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Our Family

All the dearest in one photo

150 participants
Our Family

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

A Parent's Love

The warmest photos of love between children and their parents

189 participants
A Parent's Love

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Family Outdoors

A picnic in nature, a bicycle ride, or a hike...

148 participants
Family Outdoors

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Everyday Life

True moments of children's or the whole family's everyday life

123 participants
Everyday Life

Winner: $100
Finalists: 10 х MyWed Pro

Paws, Wings & Tails...

My Family and Other Animals

89 participants
Paws, Wings & Tails...
Fantastic judges
Viviana Calaón Moscova

Viviana Calaón Moscova

@vivianacalaonm

Viviana Calaón Moscova was born in Buenos Aires. She is dedicated to the wedding, family, and documentary photography in Ecuador. Viviana is recognized by some of the most important Family Photography Associations in the world: The best Ecuadorian family photographer and Top 50 family photographers in the world on MyWed and also award-winning at Fearless Family Photographers. Her greatest passion and goal is to connect with people, she tells stories with soul, full of real and spontaneous moments with high emotional impact.

Olivier Bolte

Olivier Bolte

olivierbolte.fr

Life is all about movement, colors, emotions, and carelessness…that's what Olivier is trying to communicate in his family pictures. Number 1 by Lifestyle Photographers in 2020, the best 2020 This is Reportage Family french storyteller, and Fearless Family awarded photographer, Olivier always tries to capture happy emotions, humor, and beauty in his family or pregnancy lifestyle shoots or in his documentary family sessions. Kids have become an endless source of inspiration since he started to photograph them 7 years ago. Father of 2 little guys, he knows how those monsters work.

Theo Manusaride

Theo Manusaride

www.theomanusaride.com

With 13 years of experience as a professional photographer, Theo's commitment to documentary photography was rewarded by some of the most respected photography communities like Fearless Photographers, Fearless Family Photographers, This is Reportage and This is Reportage: Family, that also ranked her Top 30 documentary family photographers in the world and Top 5 in the Netherlands in 2020. In life, as well as in photography, she believes in honesty, supports authenticity, and strives for meaningfulness. She also believes that family photography shouldn't be a luxury and that every kid deserves meaningful memories of his childhood.

Kristof Claeys

Kristof Claeys

www.kristofclaeys.be

Kristof is recognized by various photography associations: he was ranked Top 10 family photographer by Inspiration Photographers and Top 10 family storyteller by This Is Reportage in 2020, and Top 10 family photographer by Fearless Photographers in 2021. He is the best Belgian photographer on MyWed and a jury member at This Is Reportage: Family in 2020. Kristof prefers documentary photography and tries to find beauty in ordinary things.

Evelen Torrens

Evelen Torrens

www.evelentorrens.com.br

Evelen Torrens started photographing professionally after the birth of her twin sons, Fernando and Miguel, who transformed her way of seeing and living life. With just 4 years of photography, Evelen was titled Family Photographer of the Year 2019 and the Most Awarded Family Photographer 2019 by Inspiration Photographers with 48 photographs in a single year - a new record for the entire association. Dedicated exclusively to family photography, Evelen brings a sensitive and insightful documentary look at small great moments of life, seeking simplicity and objectivity in family photographs. Her approach bases on respect for sentiment, truth, and responsibility for the importance that those records will have over the years.

Katrin Küllenberg

Katrin Küllenberg

katrinkuellenberg-familienfotografie.com

Katrin is a long-time family photographer and has been titled Top 1 Storyteller and Top 1 Photographer in Germany by This Is Reportage Family in 2020, and Top 1 Photographer in Europe in 2020 by FPJA. In her photos, she always looks for the special in the ordinary. She loves to play with light, color, and lines and shows her clients the drama and love in their daily family life.

Adam Riley

Adam Riley

www.documentaryportraits.com

Hey, I'm Adam! I used to be a forensic scientist, but after falling in love with photography + storytelling, I left the scientific world and began my photographic career. Ten years later, I still love it! Father of two amazing little boys, Noah (7) and Lev (4), and husband to Laura! We love camping, cooking, cinema trips, and walking our labradoodle Quorra. It's a cliché, but it seems like only last week Noah was crawling around, only yesterday that Lev was born! Laura and I are keenly aware of time whirling past us and make every effort to savor the boys as they grow. I try to capture this daily growth for us to review in years to come, and I am rarely without a camera. I love to do the same for other families with my documentary portrait sessions.

Sergey Korolev

Sergey Korolev

CEO and Founder of MyWed

Marisa Martins

Marisa Martins

www.marisamartins.pt

I was born and raised near Lisbon, Portugal, and settled in the world of professional photography after several returns in my life — always good, always rich in experiences, and inspiring people. I went through the fashion area, worked as a model, and traveled across the world before I was twenty. Then I graduated from the university as a civil engineer and worked several years in project management. Only when my daughter Clara was born in 2012, I allowed myself to look for new horizons and found my greatest passion in family photography. Today, I wouldn't trade this life and my Canons for any other profession. Shooting the Day in the Life photo sessions, I try to gather more than images, I capture sensations closer to the experience of everyday life, I encapsulate memories, coated with feeling. This approach changes everything about family photography: it adds value to life, has a photographic record that guarantees feelings of happiness that we all can identify aesthetically and emotionally. Shooting the documentary family photography, I look for photographs that reflect life in a raw, more real, less peaceful, and less perfect way, approaching the real memories of childhood, contributing to everyday awareness of how incredible and interesting an imperfect family is.

rules

Who can participate?

Any professional photographer of legal age.

Sizes and formats

Everyone enjoys looking at the beautiful shots in high quality. Please upload photos with resolution of at least 2400 pixels on the longer side or bigger.
Original size photos are very welcome.

Authorship of photographs

It is considered that the author of a photo is the person who held the camera and pressed the shutter button.
By sending a photo to the MyWed Award contest, you confirm that you are its author.
You also guarantee that there are no third party objections against the participation of your photos in the contest.

How to take part?

You need to be a MyWed member to take part.
Sign Up on MyWed, upload 20 photos to your portfolio and wait for the approval from our editors.
After being approved, you will be able to send your photos to the contest.
Already a member? Simply choose photos for the contest from your portfolio.

Number of series and photos

You can submit one photo for each single-shot nomination and one series of photos for each of the "Family Stories" and "Love After Wedding" nominations. The series has to contain from 20 to 60 photos.

Participation fee

Participation in the contest is free until 20 November. After the date: free for MyWed Pro members or 45 USD for all nominations.

Prizes

Winners of the "Family Stories" and "Love After Wedding" nominations will get the Canon R6 Body cameras.
The single-shot nominations have a total prize fund of $1200 (winners in each of 12 nominations will receive $100).
A winner is exclusively responsible to pay taxes on prize winning if any is required by the law of their country.

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What photos can be submitted?

Only photos taken in 2018 – 2021 are accepted.
Please note that the series of photos submitted to the "Family Stories" nomination must consist of photos referring to only one family. The same is applicable to the "Love After Wedding" nomination.

What photos are forbidden?

Do not submit photos with frames, huge watermarks or logos.
Avoid pictures with diptychs, triptychs, multiple exposure, excessive post-production, design elements, etc.
Photos from workshops are not allowed.