Best Family Award Regulation

The Best Family Awards rewards the work wholeness of a 20-image-collection of a same family essay.

Every each winner with a score of 10 of this contest is automatically nominated to run for the year’s Golden Lens on the category “Best Family Collection of the Year”.   

By submitting your collections to this Inspiration Photographers’ official competition, you agree and affirm that you have read all the rules and can not claim ignorance of any irregularity under this regulation. 


Failure to comply with any of the rules contained in this regulation implies disqualification of the entire collection and losses of nominations and awards related to this collection, and may, in case of recidivism, be deleted from the directory temporarily or even indefinitely. 

1 - Who can participate?

Only members of Inspiration Photographers, if you are not a member yet join us HERE

2 - How many photos should each collection have?

Each album must contain exactly 20 images of the same family and shot by you, second photographer images are not allowed  

3 - What types of photos can enter each collection?

You can enter photos of the same family documentary session, free family session, birthing session, pregnancy session, baptism session.

If an album has already received an honorable mention, it can be sent again as long as it has at least 6 photos replaced.    

You can send one (1) free entry and three (9) extra entries.

4 - Golden Lens Award

The winners in all rounds of each year will be part of the “Best Family Award” gallery and also the collections that receive the maximum score (10) in any round of the year, automatically compete for the annual “Golden Lens” award in a ceremony and party face-to-face award ceremony for the best of the year at Inspiration Photographers.

5 - Can not double exposure!

No double-exposure photos are allowed, neither in post-production nor on the camera itself.

6 - About image manipulation?

Image manipulation that changes the original direction of the image is not allowed.

It is only allowed, small interventions in the image, like small touches of cleaning, crops, colors, conventional treatment.

Only touches that represent less than 5% of the image are allowed.   

It is not allowed to use the digital feature to darken, lighten or eliminate (TOTALLY) the background or parts of the photo. Your collection may be disqualified or receive a lower grade for this.    

7 - Original files?

It is mandatory to save the original file in high resolution, for at least one (1) year after the submission for this contest, for possible analysis of originality.

8 - Forensic analysis?

In cases of dubious photos, the original files will be requested and will undergo a thorough FORENSIC analysis of the pixels, edges, textures, surfaces, colors, tones, and metadata.

9 - Who selects the winning collections and what criteria?

The curatorship, selection and choice will be made by the Inspiration Photographers team. Keeping the look, sensitivity, creativity, photographic language, technique, history, originality and style of each photographer.

10 - Terms of use for the author

As the author of the uploaded images, you agree and allow all uploaded images to be posted on the website inspirationphotographers.com, directory facebook, other media, and also in releases made by Inspiration Photographers, at any time.

As author and photographer, you agree and assume full responsibility for the content of the images uploaded here, releasing Inspiration Photographers from any third party claim.

You, the author and photographer, declare that you have permission from any persons who are on the images sent to have your images published and if any person who is in images sent by you requests that their images be removed from our site, awards loses validity. 

11 - What are the objectives of the award?

The objective of this award, organized and conducted by Inspiration Photographers, is to promote and value family photography and its authors at the highest international level.