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Submit to Smithsonian

Smithsonian Magazine Open Call

• Deadline: November 30th, 2023

• Prize: $2,500 + Publication

• Category: Several Categories

• Entry Fees: Free


Over the past two decades, a remarkable journey through the lens of passionate photographers has unfolded within the realm of Smithsonian's annual photo contest. With an astonishing tally of over 470,000 images submitted, this contest has become a portal to distant corners of our planet, an archive of breathtaking snapshots that freeze awe-inspiring, ephemeral instants in time, and an introduction to captivating individuals and the remarkable landscapes they inhabit.

Within this vast collection, you'll embark on a visual odyssey through the collective works of photographers hailing from nearly every corner of the world. These images are not just pictures; they are windows into the heart of humanity, windows that reveal the diverse tapestry of cultures, environments, and emotions that make up our world.

You have the opportunity to traverse this captivating visual landscape, to navigate through this extensive repository of human experiences. With the ability to search by location and topic, you can embark on a virtual expedition that suits your interests and curiosity. Whether you seek the rugged beauty of remote mountains, the vibrant tapestry of bustling cityscapes, or the serenity of untouched wilderness, you'll find it here.

In addition to the curated collections, you can delve deeper into the individual stories and visions of photographers. Explore their portfolios and immerse yourself in their unique perspectives and artistic journeys. These portfolios are a source of inspiration, a testament to the power of photography to capture moments, emotions, and the essence of our world.

As you navigate this visual tapestry, you'll discover that photography is not just about capturing images; it's about forging connections across distances, transcending language barriers, and sharing the profound beauty and complexity of our shared existence. So, venture forth, explore, and be inspired by the extraordinary world as seen through the eyes of photographers who have dedicated themselves to telling the story of our planet, one frame at a time.


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