Smithsonian photo Contest

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  1. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

    Jun 8, 2003
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    Last year's photo contest, Smithsonian's first ever, resulted in more than 12,000 entries yielding 50 finalists and 6 winners. This year the contest is back, with even greater prizes.

    The Prizes

    Five winners will be selected, one for each category (listed below). In addition, one grand-prize winner will also be selected. Winners of each category will receive $1,000. The grand-prize winner, chosen from 50 finalists, will receive an eight-day Smithsonian Journeys cruise for two to Alaska in late July 2005- including lodging, meals and round-trip airfare from New York or Los Angeles- or the cash equivalent. Additional, noncash prizes will be provided by HP. Winners must sign an affidavit and license and will be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize.

    Who May Enter

    The contest is open to amateur photographers ages 18 and over. Smithsonian Institution employees, their immediate families and others living in their households are not eligible. Nor are professional photographers who earn more than half of their income taking pictures. Smithsonian editors determine winners' eligibility.

    What To Enter

    The five contest categories are drawn from those subjects of special interest to the magazine:
    Americana- Events, objects or activites connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage.
    The Natural World- Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors.
    People- Individuals from all walks of life.
    Culture and the Arts- Paintings, sculpture, crafts or other instances of creativity, including people in performance.
    Travel- Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place.

    Past entries and winning submissions can be seen on the Smithsonian Magazine website.


    Submitted photographs must have been shot by the entrant within the past three years (since January 1, 2002). Cropped photos are eligible, but those that have been digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered are not. An entrant must hold all rights to a photograph. For a photo in which a person is recognizable, please provide, if possible, a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject's parent or guardian. Photos previously published or pending publication, or that violate or infringe upon another person's copyright, are not eligible.

    How To Enter

    Please submit photographs digitally in one or more categories. Submit only one photograph per category.

    Photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Use the online entry form on our web site, Complete a seperate form for each photo submitted. Please use a jpeg or gif format. Finalists will be asked to submit a high-resolution file.

    By entering the contest, entrant grant Smithsonian the right to publish and use submitted photographs in print or electronic form in a future issue or issues, for advertising and promotion of the magazine, and for commercial products, including but not limited to Smithsonian publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit line.


    All entries must be uploaded by December 31, 2004. The 50 finalists will be notified by March 31, 2005. We will publish the winning photographs and selected finalists in summer 2005. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  2. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

    Jun 29, 2004
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    Is it also available for non American people?
  3. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    May 19, 2003
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    i don't see any rules about nationality,
    the Americana categorie is the only one
    that mite be a problem for you

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