2016 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Pictorial

First Place

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Umbrellas: Performers dance during the Opening Ceremony for the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on Aug. 22, 2015, in Beijing.

Second Place

Olivier Douliery, ABACA PRESS / TNS
The hill have eyes: A blown-up photo of eyes on plywood by artist JR peeps over the hill around Anderson Park in Aspen, Colo. The photo was displayed as part of an art installation during the Aspen Festival.

Third Place

Jahi Chikwendiu, The Washington Post
As Above, So Below: In the town center, the Around the Corner Cafe is reflected in a puddle after day-long rains on Friday, March 21, 2015, in Orting, Wash.

Award of Excellence

Christopher T. Assaf, Freelance
Fall: A fast moving storm has just passed, and a vintage Airstream sits on wet ground as the sun sets at Shenandoah River State Park on Halloween weekend.

Award of Excellence

Michael Reynolds, EPA
Snowstorm: People walk during a snowstorm on Capitol Hill in Washington, on March 5, 2015. Washington declared a snow emergency and is expecting up to 8 inches of snow in the metropolitan area.

Award of Excellence

Sarah L. Voisin, The Washington Post
Ears Up: After sunset, a horse makes its way through 4 feet deep puddles and crocodile swamp land back to the small once English Speaking town of Cocodrilo. Punta Frances National Park is located on the southern portion of Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth). This entire section is a military zone and requires special permission to access. Almost no visitors come to the hard to reach park even though there has been a large influx of tourists since the announcement to thaw relations with the United States. Overall tourism to Cuba increased nearly 20 percent, bringing in billions of dollars in additional revenue for the government.