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Smashing Photo Contest “Holidays Around The World”: Best Entries!

A couple of days ago, we launched a photo contest1 in which you could submit a photo of how upcoming holidays are celebrated in your city. For those who have participated, thank you for taking the time to shoot the photos and sending them to us. We’ve received hundreds of pictures from all over the world and we have to be honest and say that it was really hard to pick only ten winners! All winners have been contacted.

Of course, the owner of each photo owns all the copyrights.

Winners Link


Photo taken by Dorin Moise: Brussels, Belgium.
“All made by swinging a simple LED Christmas light decoration from IKEA…”


Photo taken by Dorte Fjalland4.
“This photo is taken in London, UK.”

Christmas in California5

Photo taken by Angela Henderson6: California, USA.
“My kind of Christmas…on the coast of California.”


Photo taken by Sankar Govind8.
“This was taken at the Empire State Building, New York.”


Photo taken by Ken Thorsteinsson: Whitsunday Island.
“The image was taken at Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Christmas seems to be a bit different here in Down Under.”


Photo taken by Dennis Vieira11.
“As a fulltime RVer, i gotsta light up the motorhome! Peep the wifi antenna! ;)”


Photo taken by Maya Bielik.
“My photo was taken in Tel-Aviv, at the Silvester party at my house!”


Photo taken by Doug Cornett: Richmond Kentucky, USA.
“Smells of the holidays…”


Photo taken by Wesley F. Oliveira: São Paulo, Brazil.
“Christmas in love…”


Photo taken by Denys Mishunov16: Tønsberg, Norway.
“A Ukrainian girl who speaks Russian and lives in Norway :) The text says “Happy New Year” in Russian.”

Merry Entries Link


Photo taken by Hoang Nguyen Khanh Nhat: Quang Nam Province, Vietnam.
“This picture is taken from Hoi An acient City…”


Photo taken by Jordan Hilario: Manila, Philippines.
“My entry to the Christmas photo contest…”


Photo taken by Brenda Gottsabend.
“Happy Holidays!”


Photo taken by Melissa Steep: Ontario, Canada.


Photo taken by James Doan: Greenwood, Indiana, US.


Photo taken by Tif Mulally: New York City.
This picture was taken from my first holiday trip to NYC.”


Photo taken by Dear Daniel24: British Columbia, Canada.


Photo taken by Sabine Abou Daher26: Lebanon.


Photo taken by Māris Meļņikovs: Riga, Latvia.
“In this picture you can see our Christmas fair. Happy holidays everyone!”


Photo taken by Debbie Burkhoff29.


Photo taken by Juliette Giannesini31.
“Happy holidays!”

Last Click Link


Photo taken by Kamala Crestwell.

Join In Next Time! Link

Thanks to all who have participated in this contest. Next up: a coding contest in January. Please let us know in which contest you would participate and stay tuned!

Yours sincerely,
—  The Smashing Team

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  1. 1

    Fantastic entries! I really love this contest idea, too. Keep ’em coming!

  2. 2

    Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions! :)

    Amazingly great photos!

    And thank you very much to the Smashing Magazine team for the honorable mention as well. :)

    It is an truly an honor to share the feelings in front of a fireplace with a warm Christmas drink with everyone…

    Cheers and Merry Christmas. :)

  3. 3

    I should have participated, I have a photo that is just in the theme!

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    Julian Gaviria

    December 22, 2011 5:50 am

    Third to last photo has a broken link to the owner’s page. :-)

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    Merry Christmas!!

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    Christiane Rosenberger

    December 22, 2011 10:41 am

    Fixed! Thank you, Debbie!

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    Merry christmas :)

  8. 8

    Some beautiful photos :)

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    Wesley F. Oliveira

    December 23, 2011 9:44 am

    I’m really happy with this Photo Contest Holidays Around, there beautifull shots…

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for all.

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    Beautiful photos love you for even thinking about that. Have a Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and Best Wishes for the future.

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    Mohsin ali chidi

    July 21, 2012 12:11 pm

    the photos are awesome
    every pic is expressing some thing about its place, really good photos……


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