June 17, 2024

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2024

Deadline: March 5, 2024

Submissions close:
5 March 2024

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

Short description

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual astronomy photography competition that is organized by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mind-blowing images of distant planets and galaxies.

There are eight different categories for adult photographers (adult entrants must be aged 16 or over):

• Aurorae
• Galaxies
• Our Moon
• Our Sun
• People and Space
• Planets, Comets and Asteroids
• Skyscapes
• Stars and Nebulae

There are no separate categories in the Young competition (young entrants must be aged 15 or under). Entries may feature any astronomical subject.

Entry fee
The entry fee is £10 for adults.
Entry is free to the Young competition.

Prizes

• Adult competition

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.

The judges will select a winner, runner-up and one highly commended entry from each category.

· Winner: £1,500
· Runner-up: £500
· Highly commended: £250

• Young Competition

· Winner: £1,500 
· Runner-Up: £500
· Highly Commended: £250

Special Prizes
The judges will also award two Special Prizes: the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer and the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation. Both winners will receive £750.

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