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The Smithsonian 17th Annual Photo Contest 2019

The Smithsonian 17th Annual Photo Contest 2019

Deadline: 30 November 2019
Open to: photographers who are 18 years old or older
Benefits: cash prizes

Description

The Smithsonian 17th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and they are looking for the best of the best photographers worldwide.

Use your best judgment, but here are the guidelines they suggest you follow when selecting the category:

  • 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;
  • Mobile: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).

Eligibility

The Grand Prize, Readers’ Choice prize, Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images and Mobile category prizes are open to photographers who are 18 years old or older. The Travel category is made possible through the support of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Individuals affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, including employees, emeriti, Regents, trustees, interns, volunteers, fellows, research associates and their immediate families (children, parents, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households, as well as employees of The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, its parent or affiliate companies as well as their immediate families (children, parents, siblings and spouses) and others living in their households, are not eligible for any prize. The Smithsonian will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.

Benefits

Grand Prize winner: USD 2,500, plus a trip to Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island sponsored by The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel.
Category winners: USD 500
Readers’ Choice winner: USD 500

How to apply?

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For more information, please visit the official web page.

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