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Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning shot? Enter our 16th Annual Photo Contest and explore our collection of 425,000 images from photo contests past!

Last year, photographers from 155 countries and territories submitted their favorite shots – 48,000 of them – to our 15th Annual Photo Contest. The winners, announced here, stood out to our photo team as the most striking and memorable. From Thong Huu’s Grand-Prize-winning capture of a weekly market in Vietnam to Dan Fenstermacher's action shot of wrestlers in San Jose, California, these images captured moments in time for Smithsonian.com readers around the globe.

Thank you for being a part of our photo community. We cannot wait to see what you'll submit this year!