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15th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest
What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 15th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best.
Contest Prize & TERMS
<p>Grand Prize: $2,500</p>
<p>Category Winners: The winners of each of the six categories will receive $500.</p>
<p>Readers' Choice: The winner of the online Readers’ Choice award will receive $500.</p>
<p>One cash prize per person; winners may receive additional noncash prizes. Winners must sign a release and license, as well as a declaration of eligibility, and will be responsible for paying any notary public fees or taxes they may owe on a prize.</p>
<p>Online Features: The Smithsonian may select photos for the highlight on its website or display in a publicly accessible contest archive; such selections will be made in the Smithsonian’s sole discretion. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, entrants grant the Smithsonian Institution 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. USAGE RIGHTS: Photos might be used for promotional and advertising purpose.
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