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Wedding Photography Winners Announced At Best Photo Contests!

We are thrilled to announce the winners from the first ever photography contest at BestPhotoContests.com!

We partnered with SnapKnot  to start Best Photo Contests because we see so many amazing photos every single day and we decided to celebrate the art of photography. Our first contest was for wedding photography and there were so many amazing photos submitted.

The $1,000 grand prize photo was taken by Light & Co. There were also 5 runners up who received a free 6-month SnapKnot membership!

Be sure to stay tuned… a new photo contest will be starting sometime in March 2018 and there are going to be more categories to choose from – it will not just be for wedding photography.

Here are the wedding photography winners of the contest below:

GRAND PRIZE

“Champagne” by Ethan Watts, Light & Co

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RUNNERS UP

“Hands of Mehndi” by Fred Asaad, Asaad Images

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“First Look” by Joanna Moss, Joanna Moss Photography

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Smithsonian Magazine had their 14th Annual Photo Contest ran from March 22 - November 30, 2016. With over 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories to choose from, the judges have narrowed down to 70 finalists that you have the opportunity to vote on to help choose the winners. 

Contestants submitted photos to the following seven categories: Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images, Mobile, and Sustainable Travel. The Sustainable Travel category is made possible through the support of United Eco-Skies.

Voting for the Readers’ Choice winner will close on Monday, March 27. Voting is limited to one vote per user per day. Click here to vote for the Readers’ Choice winner from among the 70 finalists. The Grand Prize, Readers’ Choice, and seven category winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 28. 

Below we have included photos from 10 finalists for you to check out. And be sure to visit www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2016/ to vote for your favorites! 

"The Beauty of Tokyo at Night"  Photo Credit: © iam Won. All rights reserved.

"The Beauty of Tokyo at Night" Photo Credit: © iam Won. All rights reserved.

"Improvisation"  Photo Credit: © Jim Mneymne. All rights reserved.

"Improvisation" Photo Credit: © Jim Mneymne. All rights reserved.

"The Hidden Murder"  Photo Credit: © waroop Singha Ro. All rights reserved.

"The Hidden Murder" Photo Credit: © waroop Singha Ro. All rights reserved.

"Morning Call"  Photo Credit: © unarto Gunawa. All rights reserved.

"Morning Call" Photo Credit: © unarto Gunawa. All rights reserved.

"Bestas"  Photo Credit: © vier Arcenilla. All rights reserved.

"Bestas" Photo Credit: © vier Arcenilla. All rights reserved.

"Keel-Billed Toucan"  Photo credit: © Dennis Zaebst. All rights reserved.

"Keel-Billed Toucan" Photo credit: © Dennis Zaebst. All rights reserved.

"Atocha"  Photo credit: © Javier Arcenillas. All rights reserved.

"Atocha" Photo credit: © Javier Arcenillas. All rights reserved.

"Yellow-Flecked Sipo"  Photo credit: © Claire Waring. All rights reserved.

"Yellow-Flecked Sipo" Photo credit: © Claire Waring. All rights reserved.

"Last Dance"  Photo Credit: © my Sack. All rights reserved.

"Last Dance" Photo Credit: © my Sack. All rights reserved.

"Before the Portrait"  Photo Credit: © tephanie Fode. All rights reserved.

"Before the Portrait" Photo Credit: © tephanie Fode. All rights reserved.

See all 70 finalists from Smithsonian.com’s 14th Annual Photo Contest and vote for the Readers’ Choice winner www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/archive/2016.


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Winners Of The Guardian Travel Photography Contest

Over the past year, people have entered thousands of photos to The Guardian's monthly travel photography competition. Here are a few winner photos that we wanted to share with you today! 

This photo was taken by Jonathan Snowball on a trip to Appin in Scotland when the weather was very changeable. It was winner in the Weather category. 

Photo credit: Jonathan Snowball, February Winner

Photo credit: Jonathan Snowball, February Winner

This photo was by Subodh Shetty and are scenes from the incredible Holi festival in India. It was winner in the Colour category. 

Photo credit: Subodh Shetty, March Winner

Photo credit: Subodh Shetty, March Winner

This photo by Chris Eley was taken during a stroll through the streets of Copenhagen, where the photographer stumbled across these striking portraits on a wall surrounding a building site. It was winner in the Faces category. 

Photo credit: Chris Eley, May Winner

Photo credit: Chris Eley, May Winner

This photo was taken by Matt Davies and was in the Symmetry category. This is showing passengers as they travel in and out of the abyss at Dupont Circle metro station in Washington D.C. 

Photo credit: Matt Davies, June Winner

Photo credit: Matt Davies, June Winner

Ciara Milne took this photo on honeymoon in Montenegro where a trail led to a lake in Biogradska Gora national park led them to this tranquil location. This photo was in the Summer category. 

Photo credit: Ciara Milne, July Winner

Photo credit: Ciara Milne, July Winner

This spectacular scene on Powfoot beach in Scotland suddenly burst into life just before sunset and Chris McBain captured it beautifully! It was in the Coast category. 

Photo credit: Chris McBain, August Winner

Photo credit: Chris McBain, August Winner

This photo was taken for the Solitude category by Rukhsana Yates and is a Douglas Super DC-3 plan that lies hollow and forgotten on a deserted and black-sand beach in Iceland. 

Photo credit: Rukhsana Yates, September Winner

Photo credit: Rukhsana Yates, September Winner

This was the overall runner-up taken by Finbarr Fallon and was in the Architecture category. The Choi Hung estate is one of the oldest public housing complexes in Hong Kong. 

Photo credit: Finbarr Fallon, October Winner

Photo credit: Finbarr Fallon, October Winner

The overall winner photo was taken by Michael Grolys in the Wild category. When Michael was ascending Hallin Fell in the Lake District he experience snow, rain, sleet, strong winds and captured this shot when the sun was filtering through the clouds. 

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