Photography Contest

Smithsonian Photo Contest 2020

Smithsonian Photo Contest 2020

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Theme |

6 categories: Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, Mobile

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Eligibility |

Open to photographers who are 18 years old or older.

Entry Fees |


Prizes |

Cash Prize
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 (i.e., colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.). Mobile: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet). You may submit no more than 15 photographs per category for a contest total of 90 submissions. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.