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Smithsonian Photo Contest 2019
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 17th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Grand Prize: $2,500, plus a trip sponsored by Travel category sponsor The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Images submitted to all categories are eligible for the Grand Prize.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel will award the Grand Prize winner a four-night hotel stay for two in a one-bedroom beachfront suite at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island as well as a $1,000 flight voucher for travel to Southwest Florida. Booking window: April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, excluding major holiday periods (Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas). Meals, drinks, transportation, activities, expenses, gratuities, airport taxes, or any additional fees not included. Flight costs outside of the $1,000 voucher are not included. Winner will be responsible for all taxes on the prize.
About The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
On The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, warm Gulf waters surround you with endless things to do. Find seashells on miles of white-sand beaches, discover abundant wildlife and venture away from shore for fishing and water sports, like kayaking around Sanibel and the barrier islands.
About Casa Ybel Resort
Nestled on 23 spectacular acres along Sanibel Island’s famous white-sand beach, Casa Ybel Resort welcomes guests to a historic retreat that perfectly complements the tranquil beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This Sanibel Island hotel features 114 elegantly appointed suites with modern kitchens and magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico, in addition to award-winning dining at Thistle Lodge and endless opportunities to enjoy Sanibel’s year-round recreation.
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.
One cash prize per person; winners may receive additional non-cash prizes. Winners must sign a release and license, as well as a declaration of eligibility, and will be responsible for paying any fees or taxes associated with the prize. All prizes are awarded “as is” and non-transferable. The Grand Prize trip is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. In case applicable law prohibits the Smithsonian from awarding a photographer the cash prize and/or any non-cash prize, the Smithsonian may award the prize in name only.
The Smithsonian may select photos for 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 USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the contest, you grant the Smithsonian Institution (and those authorized by the Smithsonian) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any Smithsonian Institution purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to Smithsonian Institution publications. 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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