Smithsonian Photo Contest
The Smithsonian.com 16th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions! Enter your award winning photos, from a captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. The contest features six categories and a $2,500 grand prize!
The categories in this contest are:
Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors.
Travel: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place.
People: Portraits and photos of groups or individuals.
The American Experience: Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage; photographs that tell us what it means to be an American and provide a sense of what it is like to live in this country.
Altered Images: Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e., colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.).
Mobile: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).
Photographers must be 18 or over on the closing date. Photographers from all countries can enter the contest. You may enter up to 15 photographs in each category for a total contest submission of 90 photographs.
Entry to this contest is free.
Grand Prize: $2,500
Category Winners: The winners of each of the six categories will receive $500.
Readers' Choice: The winner of the online Readers’ Choice award will receive $500.
Terms and Conditions
Please visit the contest website for full Terms and Conditions.