All awarded images go through two panels of esteemed judges.
In the preliminary round, a selected panel of guest judges review every submission we receive. Their selections are sent to the final round judges for the live-stream portion of the awards.
These finalist judges select the top 10 winners + honourable mentions in each category, and this round will be live-judged across multiple platforms.
All those that submitted entries will be notified of the upcoming live stream judging, along with anyone subscribed to the DFA email list. To sign up, please provide your email here: https://www.documentaryfamilyawards.com/sign-me-up/