The 8th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest is scheduled to begin on March 1, 2010. Contestants can enter photographs in five categories—Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World, People and Travel—that represent subjects of special interest to the magazine. Fifty finalists will be selected, ten for each of the five categories.
Smithsonian will notify the 50 finalists by February 28, 2011. From these 50 finalists, five category winners and a grand prize winner will be selected. The entries of all winners and finalists will be published on the magazine's Web site on March 1, 2011.
In the meantime, the 7th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists have been announced, and I am extremely impressed by the quality of the photographs chosen. I've featured two of the finalists' work which gives an indication of the quality of the submissions; one is from the Travel category whilst the other is from the People category.