Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners and Finalists

We are excited to announce the winners and finalists of the 17th annual Smithsonian magazine photo contest. The images were selected from more than 36,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from 145 countries and territories.

From Jon Enoch’s Grand Prize-winning photo of a merchant’s unique display of fish to Terrell Groggins’ snapshot of boxers in the ring, they capture moments in time for Smithsonian readers around the globe.

Moraine Lake by Timo Heinz
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A Fish Seller Displays His Goods by Jon Enoch
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Home Survives Direct Hit From Tornado by Matt Gillespie
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Iceberg Tower by Natnattcha Chaturapitamorn
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Harvesting Water Lilies by Tuan Nguyen Tan
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Photo Contest Winners and Finalists
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Readers’ Choice

We are excited to announce the finalists of the 17th annual Smithsonian magazine photo contest. The 60 images below were selected from more than 36,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from 145 countries and territories. From now through March 30, we invite readers to vote for the Readers’ Choice winner. The Grand Prize winner, six category winners and the Readers’ Choice winner will be announced on March 31, 2020.

Skimboarding at The Wedge, Orange County, CA

by Sagi Roitfarb

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Adélie Penguin on an Iceberg

by Conor Ryan

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Spiral

by Hadi Dehghanpour

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Look Down at the Empty Bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam

by Zili Zhang

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Novice in the Rays of a Temple

by Pyae Phyo Thet Paing

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Vote for the Readers’ Choice Winner!

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Natural World; Travel; People; The American Experience; Altered Images; Mobile

Winners & Finalists of Our 17th Annual Photo Contest Will Be Announced This Spring
The categories are:
Natural World: Animals, plants and landscapes; geological or climatological features; and scientific processes and endeavors.
Travel: Locales, peoples or activities in the United States and abroad that convey a sense of place.
People: Portraits and photos of groups or individuals.
The American Experience: Events, objects or activities connecting the American people to their history or their cultural heritage; photographs that tell us what it means to be an American and provide a sense of what it is like to live in this country.
Altered Images: Photographs manipulated for artistic purposes by applying digital and/or traditional special effects.
Mobile: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).

Lazy Days
A wall in the harbor, summer feeling and a beautiful teen completing the frame. I love those lazy days where everything you do is walk and get the sun on your face. Summer memories (O Vicedo, Spain)
by Bego Amare
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Cave Fishing
Father and son catch fish inside a cave in south Vietnam during the monsoon season.
by Duangmon C
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Happy New Year
It is never easy to secure the best spot for New Year’s Eve fireworks in London. I arrived at least 5 hours earlier to get a nice spot to enjoy the fireworks, but my view was blocked by the selfie stick, which looked even higher than London Eye!
by Bertha Wang
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Typhoon Disaster
In 2018, the typhoon in Hong Kong caused the glass windows of the building to be broken, and the workers repaired them afterwards.
by Tsui Piu
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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
My daughter Chloe climbed atop a boulder at a Walker Canyon trailhead. She is admiring the poppy-covered hills in Lake Elsinore, witnessing her first California super bloom.
by Starla Little
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Esteiro
Esteiro is a top beach for surf lovers. In northwest Spain, the place gets amazing with sunset light, as the light hits the water in contrast with the dangerous rocks. The place is not very crowded as it is often windy and cold. That is the reason why surfers and local people love it, same as me.
by Bego Amare
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Winners & Finalists of Our 17th Annual Photo Contest Will Be Announced This Spring
more at Smithsonian Magazine

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Abandoned, trees, travel …

Collections from the Smithsonian’s 2019 Photo Contest

Checking Oil
From my series “The Traveller”. Abandoned gas station
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End of Life
Life cycle of a tree
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The Windmills
The sustainable travel is the one does it looks for a future employment for a local people. The windmills provided an employment to local people and at the same time giving a low electricity rate to the consumer. It represent a sustainable travel since it gave us the sense of responsibility.
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Puerco River at Sunrise
Arizona’s Puerco River, colorful patterns in the clay created by a mostly now-dry river. Taken around sunrise when the shadows are long.
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Flower Boat
After working early in the morning, fishermen in Tam Giang Lagoon pull their boats anchored together. This lagoon located in the beach of Thua Thien – Hue Province, central Vietnam. Depth of the shore is about 50 cm, although along its avarage length there runs a channel 2 m deep. From the aerial perspective, the boats are arranged like the wings of a flower.
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Travel, People, Natural World …

Some “Featured Entries” and “Editors’ Pick” from the Smithsonian’s 17th Annual Photo Contest

Golden Light on Palouse Hills
It was late afternoon and the dust from the farmers working the fields mixed with the golden light to give the hills a soft surreal look.
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End of the Day
The two women carrying the flowers were walking in the sand dunes in Vietnam as the sun was setting.
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Meteora Monasteries
We had been doing a combination of hiking and driving to several different monasteries in Meteora. Monks climbed these precipices centuries ago to escape persecution. It was interesting and also sad to us to think that the monks felt safest on these perilous cliffs. The light was changing as the day neared its end, and I loved the atmosphere in the air.
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Jurassic
An incredible display of light and atmosphere over the Kalalau Valley on Kauai, Hawaii’s oldest main island.
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Tulip Patch
This tulip patch is one of the first patches that bloomed at Fivefork Farms in Upton, Massachusetts during the spring 2018 season.
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Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.

more at Smithsonian Mag

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