Smithsonian Magazine is calling for entries, for its 18th Annual Photo Contest, open to all photographers who are 18 years old or older.
Last year a total of 36,000 entries were submitted by photographers hailing from 145 countries and territories.
Award-winning photographs can range from a captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Smithsonian is looking for the best of the best.
You may submit up to 15 photographs per category for a contest total of 90 submissions.
photographs must be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format, edited for web in sRGB color space, at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 10 MB.
The six contest categories for 2020 are drawn from subjects of special interest to Smithsonian magazine:
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).
here is no entry fee to participate!
Participation in the “Smithsonian ” Award contest is free
Eight prizes will be awarded in spring 2021 :
Grand Prize: $2,500
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
Deadline : 30 November 2020
Results Announcement Expected : Spring 2021
Who may enter ?
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.