Winners announced for the 15th Smithsonian photo contest

Smithsonian annual photo contest, organized by the Smithsonian Institution, highlights images that showcase all the world has to offer. This year, the contest has received 48,000 submissions from 155 countries and territories in the following categories — Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images and Mobile.

The winners have been announced in every category, and the overall grand prize winner is Thong Huus image "Breakfast at the Weekly Market" taken in northern Vietnam. In his submission, Huu said people not only go to the market to shop for goods but also to share their culture with others while eating breakfast.

Smithsonian grand prize winner

Breakfast at the Weekly Market.© Thong Huu

Scroll down to check out the winners of each category.

Travel

Making Incense. © Tran Tuan Viet


People

Rain. © Seyed Mohammad Sadeg


Altered Images

Stairs. © Adam Żądło


Mobile

Shadow Highlight. © Mohammad Mohsenifar


Natural World


Pinnacle of Existence. © Oreon Strusinski


The American Experience

Backflip Submission. © Dan Fenstermacher


Readers Choice


Rare. © Sara Jacoby

The Smithsonian is already accepting submissions now until Nov. 30, 2018 for next years competition.


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