Deadline: 4 March 2022
Open to: photographers of all skill levels
Benefits: various prizes
Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mind-blowing images of distant planets and galaxies.
Every year, photographers from across the globe compete to be part of the final exhibition and take home the prestigious title.
- Photographers of all skill levels are invited
- The Adult competition is open to anyone aged 16 and over, and the Young competition is open to anyone under 16
- You may submit a total of 10 images to be considered
- There will be a £10 fee per entrant. Entrants to the Young Competition and special prizes are exempt
There are eight different categories for adult photographers to enter. The judges will select a winner, runner-up and one highly commended entry from each category. These will receive the following prize money:
- Winner: £1500
- Runner-up: £500
- Highly commended: £250
The judges will select a winner, runner-up and three highly commended images in the Young Competition.
- Young Winner: £1500 and a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD telescope
- Young Runner-up: £500
- Young Highly Commended: £250
The judges will also award two Special Prizes: the Manju Mehrotra Family Trust Prize for Best Newcomer and the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation. Both winners will receive £750.
The overall winner is chosen from amongst all the Adult competition category winners. This winner receives £10,000 and the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
All winners will also receive:
- Their winning image displayed in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum
- One year’s subscription to BBC Sky at Night magazine
- A copy of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year publication.
HOW TO APPLY?
Enter the competition here.
For further information, please visit the official website.