Submit your winter photos for our second 12 Nights of Solstice celebration on social media! This year's theme is Life While Nature Sleeps. For 12 nights starting on the winter solstice Dec. 21, we'll share your inspirational nature photos blending the ideas of life, winter, and stillness. Six photos will come from the public, and six will come from Smithsonian staff and volunteers. Creative interpretations of the theme encouraged! Using the entry form below the slideshow, submit up to three photos with a short description and credit information before midnight December 6.
A panel of SERC judges will select the final 12 photos based on 1) the "Life While Nature Sleeps" theme; 2) artistic beauty; and 3) creativity and originality. Note: When featuring the winners on social media, some cropping may occur due to each platform's formatting requirements, but we'll do our best to preserve the key features of your work!