Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021

Submissions open:
January 11, 2021

Submissions close:
March 5, 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.

The Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual astronomy photography competition that is organised by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

“The competition 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.

Click HERE to see 2020 winners.

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.


Adult competition:

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

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.

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.

Competition website
For further information visit the official website

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