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Smithsonian.com's 2014 Photo Contest: Open for Submissions

Submit your best shots to our 2014 Photo Contest for a chance at our $2,500 Grand Prize

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Our 12th Annual Photo Contest is open through November 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET. 

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.

Prizes: Smithsonian.com will award eight prizes, as follows:

  • 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.

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We look forward to seeing your best shots! Our editors will be posting a selection of their incoming favorites on our Photo of the Day page.

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