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Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2021

    Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2021 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  March 6, 2021 - expired! December 8, 2020
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    The Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual astronomy photography competition showcasing 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.

    There is no entry fee.


    Open to anyone worldwide.


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

    • Winner: 1,500 GBP
    • Runner-up: 500 GBP
    • Highly commended: 250 GBP

    The overall winner will receive 10,000 GBP and the title of Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Moreover, 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 GBP.

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