Photographers from 93 different countries submitted their favorite shots – more than 26,000 of them – to our 12th Annual Photo Contest. The winners, announced here, represent the most striking and memorable photography we saw among the entrants. From Pham Ty’s Grand-Prize-winning shot of seamstresses working with fabric reminiscent of an ocean to Joydeep Mukherjee’s touching portrait of a mother and child in a flooded room, these photographs capture a moment in time for Smithsonian.com readers around the globe.
Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning shot? Enter our 13th Annual Photo Contest or explore a selection of nearly 300,000 photos from photo contests past!