WINNERS & FINALISTS

We are excited to announce the winners and finalists of the 14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest. This year, we received more than 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories. From Pradeep Raja Kannaiah’s Grand-Prize-winning shot of women praying in Indonesia's Istiqlal Mosque to Prelena Soma Owen's artfully framed photograph of elephants in Botswana, these images stood out to our photo editors as the most unique and memorable. Milan Sachs' image “Resting in an NYC Laundry Room” received the highest percentage of more than 36,000 reader votes, earning her the Readers’ Choice award. Congratulations to all! 

Finalists: Natural World
Finalists: The American Experience
Finalists: Travel
Finalists: Sustainable Travel
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Finalists: Altered Images
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