2015 Smithsonian Magazine's Annual Photo Contest

November 30, 2015
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You must be 18 or older

Are you constantly taking photos? Is your camera always ready for action? Here’s a great photography contest for those of you over 18 years old. This is Smithsonian Magazine's Annual Photo Contest

What are the competition rules?

  1. You must submit your entry by November 30, 2015
  2. You must be 18 years old or older.
  3. You must enter in one of the six photography contests areas (it’s like six photography contests in one).
  • The 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: Individuals from all walks of life.
  • 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 Photos: Photographs taken with a phone or tablet.

The grand prize is $2500. Both category winners and the readers’ choice winner will receive $500. There are also monthly prizes of $100.