2018 Family Photojournalism Contests

The FPJA™ is preparing to host our third documentary family photography contest for professional members of the organization. This contest will be another Open Competition - without categories.

After our first contest, we received the following from one of the judges:

"Wow! What a start to this new venture! At one point in the selection process it felt like I was choosing every image! Some nice photos for a great beginning and a pleasure to judge.

Thanks for included me in your new contest. I predict that it will be an overwhelming success!"


These contests mark an important date for our nascent organization in furthering our objective: To accredit and promote the expertise of professional family photographers who deploy a documentary-style to tell the story of the family.

In general, though, FPJA exists as a body of professional family photojournalists telling the authentic story of a family, not directing it. So we exclusively focus on the documentary-style work created for real clients...not photos of our own family members.

Some of the same esteemed photojournalists who judge contests on our sister website, WPJA.com, apply their keen observations as judges for our FPJA contests.

We will again ask four FPJA judges for this contest to choose all of their favorite images that they would deem worthy as being winners for the organization.  A preliminary pass will be made by the staff to review entries for adherence to the rules/guidelines and for technical/creative merits.

Gold Medallions = All Four Judges Selected the Image

Blue Medallions = Three Judges Selected the Image

Purple Medallions = Two Judges Selected the Image

Winning images are placed in the Photo Award Galleries on the FPJA site, as well as the individual Member Profile Galleries.  Some will be uploaded to the FPJA Instagram and FPJA Facebook.

ROUND 3 - FPJA Contest

Contest Opens: TBA  Contest Deadline: TBA