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Do you have what it takes to capture a prize-winning shot? Enter our 17th Annual Photo Contest and explore our collection of 470,000 images from photo contests past!

In 2018, photographers from 207 countries and territories submitted their favorite shots – more than 48,000 of them – to our 16th Annual Photo Contest. The winners and finalists, announced here, stood out to our photo team as the most striking and memorable. From Rory Doyle’s Grand-Prize-winning shot of a newborn cowboy in the Mississippi Delta to Daniel Garay's image of a deconstructed Arc de Triomphe, these images captured moments in time for Smithsonian.com readers around the globe.

This year, the Travel category is made possible through The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. In addition to the Smithsonian.com Grand Prize of $2500, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel will award the Grand Prize winner a four-night hotel stay for two at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island as well as a $1000 flight voucher for travel to Southwest Florida. See our rules for more details. 

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