Smithsonian Magazine 9th Annual Photo Contest

Check out this year’s Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest. There are five different categories to enter: Altered Images, Americana, the Natural World, People and Travel. The images will be judged based on “technical quality, clarity and composition, but also a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment.”
All finalists will have their work published in the Smithsonian website. The winning photographer will receive a trip to Yosemite National Park or the equivalent in cash, and there will be cash prices for all category winners and the reader’s choice winner. The winning images will be published in Smithsonian Magazine and exhibited in the Smithsonian Institution.

The contest is open until December 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST. On a weekly basis Smithsonian judges will post the best of the incoming entries in the Editors’ Picks portion of the Smithsonian Magazine website. Finalists will be announced on March 1, 2012. Good luck to everyone!

For more information and to view last year’s winners go to: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/9th-annual#ixzz1YghoyLt

2011 Grand Prize Winner

2011 Grand Prize Winner

Indonesian artists make a few final touches before performing

Prakash Hatvalne (Bhopal, India)
Photographed June 2008, Bhopal, India

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