Americana- Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage.
The Natural World - Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatologically features; and scientific processes and endeavors
People- Individuals from all walks of life
Altered Images - Photographs manipulated for artistics purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects (i.e. colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.)
Travel- Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place
Up to seven photographs may be entered per category. Photographs must have been shot since January 1, 2009. The contest deadline is December 1, 2011 at 2:00p.m. EST. Finalists will be announced on March 12, 2011. Until then, Smithsonian judges will post the best of the incoming entries in the Editor’s Picks section of their web site.
Grand Prize - A Smithsonian Journeys trip to Yosemite National Park, or the wholesale equivalent (approx $3,000)
Category Winners - Each category winner will receive $500
Reader’s Choice - The winner will receive $500
For more complete contest information, visit the Smithsonian Magazine’s website.
Quick link to the Contest Rules
Reminder: ALWAYS read and understand the contest rules before submitting your entries.