’s 2014 Photo Contest

Deadline: 28 November 2014
Open to: Photojournalists and amateurs worldwide
Award: up to US$ 2,500


The Smithsonian magazine is accepting submissions for its annual photo contest.

Contestants can submit up to 15 photos to each of the following six categories: the natural world, travel, people, the American experience, altered images and mobile photos.

Contestants can submit up to 15 photos to each of the following six categories:

  • 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.


Photojournalists and amateurs worldwide can enter this contest.

Award will award eight prizes, as follows:

  • Grand Prize: $2,500
  • Category Winners: The winners of each of the six categories will receive $500.
  • Reader’s Choice: The winner of the online Readers’ Choice award will receive $500.


The deadline is Nov. 28.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section

The official web-page.


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