Photo Competition

Photo Contest: 16th Annual Photo Contest

Until November 30, 2018, you can take part in the prestigious international photo contest the 16th Annual Photo Contest. Six category are offered to photographers:

  • 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 (i.e., colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc.).
  • Mobile: Any photograph taken with a mobile device (phone or tablet).

Photographs that were taken before January 1, 2016 are not eligible.

The finalists will need to submit a jury of photos in high resolution: a minimum of 300 dpi and 3000 pixels on the long side. This requirement does not apply to the category “Mobilography”, but mobile staff should also be in the maximum acceptable quality.

The winner of the contest is expected to receive a cash prize of $ 2,500. The authors of the best photos in each nomination receive $ 500 each. Audience Award is $ 500.

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