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The 11th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
What are the hallmarks of a winning image in Smithsonian magazine’s photo contest? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment. Over the past eleven years, our judges have seen over 290,000 photographs from more than 90 countries and we once again look forward to viewing the world through your own unique lens.
Enter photographs in any of our five categories—Altered Images, the American Experience, the Natural World, People and Travel—and compete to win cash prizes. This year we are also looking forward to highlighting the best photographs taken with mobile devices, so as you enter your work into the aforementioned categories, let us know that it was taken with your phone or tablet reader and show us the wonders of this new generation of photography.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Each of the five Category Winners: $500.
Readers' Choice: $500.
Mobile: The best photo in any of the five categories that was taken with a mobile device will receive $500. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: You retain your rights to your photograph USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the contest, entrants grant the Smithsonian Institution, and those authorized by the Smithsonian, a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard Smithsonian purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The Smithsonian Institution will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
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