Smithsonian Magazine 9th Annual Photo Contest


The Smithsonian Institution’s award-winning, monthly magazine, hosts an annual photo contest. Voting is currently underway for their 2011 contest where 50 finalists were chosen out of 60,000 submissions from across the globe.The 5 categories finalists were selected for are Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World, People, and Travel. One of the photos chosen is a Diana F+ shot! Can you spot it?

Images via Smithsonian Magazine

Above is a gallery of some of the finalists. We asked if you could spot the Lomograph, chosen out of tens-of-thousands of entries. It’s actually the first photo, “99 Cent Dreams”, snapped up in New York City.

There will be 5 category winners, a grand prize winner, and one recipient of the receive the Readers’ Choice Award – the only prize administer by the public. Voting closes March 30th and winners are to be announced early in Summer. Cash prizes are what’s in store for the winners and for those who didn’t have a chance to participate this time round, submissions for the 10th Annual Photo Contest are currently open and will close on November 30, 2012.

So, check out these “picture-perfect moments”, get inspired, and we hope to see you among the finalists for this up-and-coming round!

Information for this article was taken from the Smithsonian Magazine.

written by soundfoodaround on 2012-03-12 #news #contest #smithsonian #annual #photo-contest-vote #reader-choice


  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    AMAZING. Actually I found the hardest way to submit on most all of photo contest site beside For example at national geographic, it take a very long time & confusing (or maybe my internet connection is sucks =). And at other photo site contest, most of them ask for money to submit, which is VERY BIG NO NO for 5 years unemployee like me. So, is the best site to submit my photo so far =D

  2. soundfoodaround
    soundfoodaround ·

    @hervinsyah. That's nice to hear! We understand you and that most of us are tight with our money at the moment, but would love you and others to still be able to participate in competitions. If you haven't tried already, why not raise money with initiatives such as selling photo-prints or awarding the highest donator a framed photo.

  3. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Thanks for the info. Actually I recently uploaded 7 photo at Smithsonian magazine. Thank you very much for the link & wish me luck =D

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