It’s that time of the year when a lot of the major photography contests reveal their winners and finalists.
We’ve recently shared with you the top photos from the Sony World Photography Awards, World Press Photo and the Wellcome Image Awards, and now it’s time for the Smithsonian’s 12th Annual Photo Contest.
Despite the multitude of contests, the Smithsonian’s finalists are all incredible photos.
Below are 15 of the 60 finalists, chosen out of 26,500 entries.
Photographers from 93 different countries participated in this year’s contest and the judges have chosen ten finalists in each of the categories: Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile.
Smithsonian.com will also be giving a Readers’ Choice award, and you can help determine who will win.
The polling opened yesterday and will remain open through March 30th at 5 p.m. ET. The photograph that receives the most votes by then will receive a $500 cash prize.
Each person can vote once every 24 hours, so you can cast up to 20 votes from now until the deadline ends.
The Reader’s Choice winner, as well as the Grand Prize ($2,500) and category winners will be announced on March 31.
Once the 2014 winners are announced the 2015 contest will officially open, in case you’d like to participate.
Visit the finalists’ gallery to see the rest of the finalists and to cast your votes.