Video Contest

Jenova Chen, Kellee Santiago, Flower, 2007, video game for SONY PS3, color, sound

This Week, the Popular SAAM Arcade Is Game On for Video Game Makers

Chris Totten reflects on how the gaming community around SAAM Arcade has grown since the first event debuted seven years ago

A scene from Uma Nagendra's prize-winning dance about how tornadoes affect ecosystems.

Get Down With This Year’s "Dance Your PhD" Winners

Acrobatic human tornadoes and pair-dancing inertial confinement fusion implosions are among this year's favorites

A bittersweet moment from our Grand Prize Winner.

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest

Watch the best of our submissions


This Video Contest Entry is a Mindblowing Display of Visualized and Distorted Sound

An interview with new media artist James Alliban about his reality bending installation, <i>Bipolar</i>.


Announcing Our Video Contest Finalists

View our judges’ top 25 picks, and help us select the Readers' Choice Award winner!


Editor’s Pick: Wrongfully Admitted to Sunbury Asylum

In 1945, Maraquita Sargeant, a mother of five young children, was admitted against her will to Sunbury Mental Asylum in Australia


Editor’s Pick: The Tape Artist

Using empty boxes and masking tape, artist Sarah Anne DiNardo crafts beautiful and ornate sculptures


Editor’s Pick: The Homemade Rock Climbing Wall


Editor’s Pick: Life of Samiulla


Editor’s Pick: Hearing Aids in the Developing World

The Starkey Hearing Foundation's initiative to donate one million hearing aids to children in the developing world by 2020

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