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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest 2017

What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 15th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we're looking for the best of the best.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

• Grand Prize: $2,500
• The winners of each of the six categories will receive $500.
• Readers' Choice winner: $500

Eligibility:

The competition is open to photographers who are 18 years old or older. You may enter no more than 15 photographs in each category for a total contest submission of 90 photographs.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, entrants grant the Smithsonian Institution a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard Smithsonian purposes. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The Smithsonian Institution will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Theme:

People Nature Travel