Winners of the annual smithsonian Photo Contest have been announced, and this year it’s an ocular feast of excellent international efforts…
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did you know that the Smithsonian institute, based in washington, d. C, USA, is the largest museum, education and research complex in the world? And did you know that the Smithsonian museums admit more than 30- million visitors every year, without charging an admission fee? you might not realise either then that the Smithsonian institute was founded upon the wish of a British man who died in 1829 – James Smithson, a scientist who had never even been to America, mysteriously left his entire estate “to the united States of America, to found at washington, under the name of the Smithsonian institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." As well as a collection of fantastic museums and learning centres, the institute also gives its name to the prestigious Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest, and the winners of the 2016 award were recently announced.
while based in the u. S, the competition has a global appeal. now in its 14th year, the latest Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest attracted more than 148,000 entries from photographers in 146 countries around the world across seven categories: natural world, Travel, Sustainable Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered and Mobile.
The overall winner of the 2016 contest was announced as Pradeep Raja kannaiah, for his motion- packed and carefully- timed image ‘ Ramadan Prayers’, captured in the istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, indonesia during the month of Ramadan. Pradeep’s image also placed as a finalist in the Travel category.